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The U.K.'s top share index fell Monday, hit by a stronger pound and losses among housebuilders after a downgrade from Barclays in anticipation of measures to help the sector in the autumn budget. Top faller on the FTSE was Berkeley, down 3.5 percent after Barclays downgraded the stock to underweight, saying its 40 percent rally year to date was at odds with the challenging conditions in the higher-end London market.The FTSE 100 was down 0.1 percent by 09:37 GMT, as the pound started the week up ahead of Thursday's Bank of England meeting where the central bank is expected to raise interest rates.
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