! LONDON , Safar 14, 1435, Dec 17, 2013 , SPA -- Britain's top shares fell on Tuesday as investors preferred caution before the U.S. Federal Reserve was expected to consider whether to start cutting back its equity friendly stimulus measures at a policy meeting, Reuters reported. The FTSE 100 was down 34.66 points, or 0.5 percent, at 6,487.54 points by 0843 GMT , having risen 1.3 percent on Monday aided by robust U.S. manufacturing output data which provided more evidence that economic growth is gaining traction. A majority of economists expect the Fed to begin reducing its bond buying operations in March, but a recent run of upbeat U.S. economic data along with last week's breakthrough budget deal in Washington has led some to speculate that the central bank will start the process as early as Wednesday, the conclusion of this week's two-day meeting. --SPA 13:38 LOCAL TIME 10:38 GMT All Rights Reversed for Saudi Press Agency Provided by Syndigate.info , an Albawaba.com company
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