The ruble extended its steepest slide in almost two years as a fresh round of U.S. sanctions against Russia deepened concern about what could be targeted next.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies gained ground on Tuesday as Bitcoin rallied over $7,000.
Cryptocurrencies prices fell on Tuesday, with Bitcoin falling below the $7,000 mark after surging more than 30% last month.
Italy's UniCredit (MI:CRDI) has stopped using Facebook (O:FB) for advertising and marketing campaigns and will not do so again until the U.S. giant improves its ethical standards, the bank's CEO said on Tuesday.
U.S. equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Technology, Consumer Services and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.