Asian stocks posted a cautious open on Tuesday, tracking an uninspiring lead from Wall Street amid weakened commodity prices.
Nikkei slips 0.1 percent Japan’s Nikkei 225 nursed modest losses at the start of trade, remaining just shy of the 19,000 mark that it briefly reclaimed on Monday. Corporate earnings will likely hog the spotlight on Tuesday, with report cards from Canon, Mitsubishi Motors and Fanuc on tap. Canon declined 2 percent, while Mitsubishi Motors slipped 0.5 percent. Shares of industrial robot maker Fanuc retreated 1 percent.