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European Factors to Watch-Stocks set to inch lower

PARIS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - European stocks are set to open lower on Monday, adding to the previous session's losses on mounting concerns over Spain's economic crisis and as data signalled further evidence of slowing growth in China.

Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100

to open 8 to 12 points lower, or down 0.2 percent, Germany's DAX to open 10 to 11 points lower, or down 0.1 percent, and France's CAC-40 to open 10 to 11 points lower, or down 0.3 percent.

Spain's Treasury Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Saturday the 2012 public deficit would reach 7.4 percent of gross domestic product, when transfers to aid its struggling banks are included, above the original deficit target of 6.3 percent of GDP for this year.

China's official factory purchasing managers' index rose to 49.8 in September from 49.2 in August, but remained in contractionary territory for a second successive month. August had marked the lowest reading since November 2011, as China struggles with falling exports, factory output and fixed asset investment.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MARKET SNAPSHOT AT 0534 GMT LAST PCT CHG NET CHG S&P 500 1,440.67 -0.45 % -6.48 NIKKEI 8,784.66 -0.96 % -85.5 MSCI ASIA EX-JP 517.59 -0.27 % -1.41 EUR/USD 1.2825 -0.23 % -0.0029 USD/JPY 77.86 -0.05 % -0.0400 10-YR US TSY YLD 1.616 -- -0.02 10-YR BUND YLD 1.460 -- 0.04 SPOT GOLD $1,765.74 -0.28 % -$4.95 US CRUDE $91.49 -0.76 % -0.70

> GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro, oil fall on Spain, growth worries

> Wall St marks best third quarter since 2010

> Nikkei falls to near 3-week low on global growth worries

> TREASURIES-US 10-year notes edge higher as equities falter

> FOREX-Euro slips to three-week low as Spain fears persist

> PRECIOUS-Gold drifts lower as Spain worries weigh on euro

> Copper slips on global growth worries; China PMI weighs

> Brent crude slips below $112 as global worries weigh

(Reporting by Blaise Robinson)

((blaise.robinson@thomsonreuters.com; +33.1.4949.5269; Reuters Messaging: blaise.robinson.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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