Europe Factors to Watch-Shares set to fall on earnings worries

PARIS, Oct 10 (Reuters) - European stocks are set to fall on Wednesday,losing ground for the third straight session on mounting worries over corporateresults as the earnings season gets under way.

Financial spreadbetters expect Britain's FTSE 100

to open 24 to 25points lower, or down 0.4 percent, Germany's DAXto open 26 pointslower, or down 0.4 percent, and France's CAC-40to open 17 to 18 pointslower, or down 0.5 percent.

Asian shares dropped on Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei average


1.9 percent to a two-month low, hurt by fears sluggish global growth will bereflected in corporate earnings.


MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0529 GMTLAST PCT CHG NET CHGS&P 5001,441.48 -0.99 % -14.4NIKKEI8,605.96 -1.87 % -163.63MSCI ASIA EX-JP514.82 -0.52 % -2.68EUR/USD1.285 -0.25 % -0.0032USD/JPY78.20 -0.04 % -0.030010-YR US TSY YLD1.717 -- 0.0010-YR BUND YLD1.475 -- -0.02SPOT GOLD$1,763.09 -0.03 % -$0.56US CRUDE$92.02 -0.4 % -0.37

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> Wall St falls in tech-led sell-off, Alcoa up late

> Nikkei hits 2-month low on corporate earnings concerns

> FOREX-Euro slips near 200-day average as risk sentiment hurt

> Gold steady but pressured by stronger dollar, growth worries

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(Reporting by Blaise Robinson; Editing by James Regan)

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