European markets finished Tuesday's session in different directions, as investors tried to get to grips with the current trade conflict between the U.S. and other major economies.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 ended the day up 0.02 percent provisionally, off from its session highs. Major industries in the region, however, pointed in different directions by the close, echoing a similar picture seen in other major markets.
The U.K.'s FTSE 100 rose 0.37 percent by the close, while France's CAC 40 slipped 0.05 percent. Germany's DAX fell further, down 0.29 percent by the close. In the peripheral market space, indexes finished mixed.