Bookies see European stocks falling for 6th day

LONDON, June 8 Wed Jun 8, 2011 1:05am EDT

LONDON, June 8 (Reuters) - European shares are set to fall for a sixth straight seession on Wednesday, tracking falls in Asia after a late turn-down on Wall Street following cautious comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

In a speech on Tuesday, Bernanke acknowledged that there was a slowdown in the U.S. economy but offered no indication that new stimulus measures were on the cards.

Financial spreadbetters expected Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE to open 17 to 29 points lower, or as much as 0.5 percent, Germany's DAX .GDAXI to fall 28 to 38 points lower, or as much as 0.5 percent, and France's CAC 40 .FCHI to open 20 to 23 points, or as much as 0.6 percent. (Reporting by Atul Prakash and Jon Hopkins)