South Korea's Kospi index finished flat as investors eye the fate of Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee, following a Wednesday court hearing.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Tuesday morning as investors geared up for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.
The president-elect described the measure known as border adjustment as "too complicated", The Wall Street Journal reports.
Oil production in Asia-Pacific is declining at a rate not seen elsewhere in the world, Wood Mackenzie has warned.
Samsung shares slumped on Monday after news that a South Korean special prosecutor will seek an arrest warrant for the Samsung Group chief.
"We won't have a hard or soft Brexit, we'll get the possible Brexit," Simon Kirby, economic secretary to the UK Treasury, told CNBC on Monday.
Trump will use his personal Twitter account instead of the official handle reserved for the head of state, The Times of London reported.
Trump also pledged to force pharmaceutical companies to directly negotiate drug prices with the government, The Washington Post reports.
Inflation is a bigger concern for the Russian economy than U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, according to the nation's central bank.
China's exports slumped more than expected in December while the growth in imports also cooled, official data showed Friday.