Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday, after Wall Street retreated from record highs and US analysts warned that a recent equities rally could see a sharp reverse.
Investors are hoping to get a better handle on the state of the global economy with the release this week of Chinese economic data as well as minutes from the Federal Reserve's most recent policy meeting.
Tokyo eased 0.42%, or 65.03 points, to finish at 15,314.41, while Sydney fell 0.15%, or eight points, to 5510.9 and Seoul was flat, nudging up 1.54 points to 2,006.66.
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