The weak pound underpinned higher export orders lifting manufacturing production.
Lower demand and technical correction took a heavy toll on the precious metal in Asian and European trading.
A week before UK polling day, pollsters' findings are not in alignment on the gap between Conservatives and Labour.
The move, which is part of a strategic review, would see the bank sell most of its stake in Barclays Africa Group.
The Nikkei surged over the 1% mark while the Shanghai Composite declined by 0.51%.
Uptick in Libyan production and rising number of US rigs spooks oil futures market.
Pound falls to a six-week low amid the latest blow to Theresa May's campaign.
Examining the billionaire investor and business magnate's journey on Wall Street and his net worth following recent setbacks.
YouGov poll predicts Tories could lose up to 20 seats next week and fall short of overall majority.
Investors were indifferent to China's positive manufacturing sector outlook.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite snapped a 7-day win streak, dropping 0.1% on Tuesday.
Euro under pressure amid growing concerns over Greece bailout deal.
Internet retail giant has won the tussle between it and Google's parent company for a four-figure stock price valuation.
Brent, WTI contracts lost further ground as US rig count rose and traders were unconvinced by producers' cuts.
Tensions surrounding James Comey's testimony and Mario Draghi's comments led to subdued activity.