European stocks slid to close sharply lower as investors remained pessimistic on global economic growth prospects.
The pan-European STOXX 600 came off session lows, but closed down 1.6 percent provisionally, with most sectors finishing lower.
The DAX was slipped to close 1.1 percent lower, after December German industrial output fell 1.2 percent month-on-month, according to the country's Economy Ministry. London's FTSE was off 1 percent, while France's CAC 40 ended down 1.7 percent.
The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300, which slumped 3.4 percent on Monday, traded down as much as 2.1 percent during Tuesday's session, its lowest level since September 2013. It closed 1.4 percent down on Tuesday.