Agence France-PresseDecember 17, 2013 15:24
European stock markets dropped on Tuesday amid investor caution as the US Federal Reserve faces decisions on whether to start scaling back its huge stimulus programme.
Indices fell on profit-taking a day after rising sharply amid largely positive eurozone economic data, traders said.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index dropped 0.42 percent to stand at 6,494.96 points in afternoon trading.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 slipped 0.38 percent to 9,128.98 points and the CAC 40 in Paris shed 0.91 percent to 4,082.56 compared with Monday's closing values.