These were the biggest movements in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.
An already weak pound was further undermined mid-morning after the speaker of the House of Commons did not choose the Grieve amendment among those to be voted on later in the day, with John Bercow's decision serving to send Sterling to a two-year low.
Recruiter Robert Walters posted a 7% jump in second-quarter net fee income on Tuesday as strength in the international business offset weakness in the UK.
Futures were little changed outside of soft commodities and copper as traders waited for further clues as to the most likely path forward for US interest rates, in particular, and as pertained to the ongoing US-China trad standoff.
Stocks across the Continent finished lower on Tuesday amid traders' caution ahead of a key speech from the head of the US central bank scheduled for the following day and uninspiring reports on the US-China trade front.
Barring surprises on the US-China trade front, and perhaps even then, all eyes on Wednesday will be on Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell as he delivers his semi-annual testimony before the House of Representatives's Financial Services committee.
Canaccord Genuity stood by its 'buy' recommendation for shares of homebuilder Bovis Homes following what it described as a "solid" trading update.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities have requested Interpol help track down a 3,000 year-old sculpture of pharaoh Tutankhamun that was sold last week in the UK.
Weakness in Sterling helped to cushion the blow to London stocks from the worst retail sales data on record even as investors waited on a potentially key speech from the head of the US Federal Reserve scheduled for the next day.
Analysts at Liberum raised their target price on classifieds advertiser AutoTrader from 620p to 640p on Tuesday, stating the company had gone from "strength to strength" of late.
US stocks were little changed on Tuesday ahead of a potentially key speech by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell himself scheduled for the next day.
Shares in St James House's rocketed on Tuesday despite the lottery and e-commerce company reporting a wider loss, after its chief executive Graeme Paton said he looked forward with confidence following a challenging period.
Ireland is set to agree for the first time to the need to set up checks at the border with Northern Ireland under a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Enquest revealed on Tuesday that chief executive Amjad Bseisu's registered charity, the Amjad & Suha Bseisu Foundation, had acquired 519,793 ordinary shares in the London-listed petroleum exploration and production company.
London's FTSE 250 was 0. 77% lower at 19,431. 28 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with chemicals companies dragging the index downward.
The Competition and Markets Authority has blocked a potential merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda for the next 10 years.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space tourism business is set to go public later in 2019 and if successful it will become the first listed space tourism outfit .
The number of people who voluntary left their jobs decreased in May but nevertheless remained near record lows, reflecting still strong job market conditions, although hiring did slip.
London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% at 7,537. 45 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.
No interest rate cuts will be needed in 2019 and the US economy is "strong", a top US central bank official said.