Asian stocks fluctuated on Tuesday as traders stood on the sidelines amid concerns over North Korean plans for an another ballistic missile launch.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index dipped 0.1 percent.
Japan’s Nikkei lost 0.4 percent to 19,431.02.
South Korea’s Kospi index was down 0.3 percent. Australian shares slid less than 0.1 percent.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index increased 0.2 percent.