Newsmaker stocks to watch on Tuesday include Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, HDFC Bank, and drugmaker Cipla.
NSE Nifty futures traded on the Singapore Exchange are down 0.1 per cent, while the MSCI-Asia Pacific excluding Japan index falls 0.27 per cent.
Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Tuesday after Wall Street notched up a late rally, but conviction was sorely lacking with Tokyo shut for a holiday and plenty of major events looming later in the week.
The S&P 500 ended higher on Monday after a volatile session, as gains in Apple and Pfizer helped offset another round of selling in some high-growth tech shares.
KEY EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH
Earnings on Tuesday: Bharti Airtel
INDIAN STOCKS TO WATCH
Idea Cellular Ltd Q4 net surges as competition tapers off
Viom looking at stake sale or overseas IPO to raise funds-sources
Japan's Itochu may buy Redington for Rs 30 bn
DIPP does not agree to hike FII limit for HDFC Bank's proposal
SKS Microfinance Ltd March quarter profit soars
GMR Infrastructure says GMR Energy withdrew DRHP filed with SEBI
Jindal Steel invests $800 million in Oman Steel Plant
Cipla faces fresh Rs 1.05 bln penalty for overcharging
Natco Pharma files for cancer drug generic in the US