Investors were expected to focus on the UK public sector credit data for the month of October on Tuesday.

That Office for National Statistics would release the figures at 0700 GMT.

Stateside, a barrage of top Federal Reserve speakers scheduled to deliver speeches.

These included the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland chief at 1600 GMT, the Kansas City Fed chief at 1915 GMT and his St. Louis Fed counterpart at 1945 GMT.

Across the English Channel, around 1500 GMT,…