Asian shares started Tuesday softer as another day awaiting clearer news on the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations weighed on jaded investors' sentiment.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.1%.
Japan's Nikkei was 0.2% lower in early trade. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index was flat and trading volumes were light. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 fell 0.05%, although that followed another record-high close on Wall St on Monday.
Overnight, CNBC reported the mood in Beijing was pessimistic about the prospects of sealing an agreement.
Source : Reuters