UK manufacturing growth slowed last month from the rapid pace seen in October, according to the latest Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).
Standard Chartered and Royal Bank of Scotland have been singled out by the Bank of England for falling below minimum capital requirements in annual stress tests announced on Tuesday, but both banks passed following recent actions.
India's sovereign bonds rallied the most in two months after central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said monetary policy remains accommodative even as he left benchmark interest rates unchanged at a meeting on Tuesday.
Bank of Nova Scotia BNS 0.24 % on Tuesday reported a 28% increase in its fourth-quarter profit, topping analyst expectations and setting an upbeat tone for the final earnings season of 2015.
GERMANY'S unemployment rate fell to 6.3 per cent in November, the lowest level since reunification in 1990, reinforcing expectations that private consumption will continue to support growth in Europe's largest economy.