The pan-regional index was down 0.1 percent at 0732 GMT. The benchmark index has noted gains over the last eight consecutive sessions, with a tendency to recover from a weaker openness.
Asian stocks were also weak despite the fact that there was an all-time high overnight closure on earnings increases, as investors were worried about Beijing lowering the pace of political relief for the world's second largest economy. [MKTS/GLOB]
Germany's real profit ahead of the country's Ifo business climate data, due to 0800 GMT, while all other major regional securities were red.
Auto shares fell 1
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that EU tariffs against motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson Inc were "unfair" and promised to be reproduced, but provided no other details.
Online gaming company Kindred Group plc landed at the bottom of STOXX 600 after profit for the first quarter was significantly affected by a new local license in Sweden.
The oil and gas sector withdrew after a 2 percent jump in the previous session on the back of higher crude prices.
First Quarter Shooting Balance Sheet for Banks in the Region, Swiss Lender Credit Suisse increased 3 percent after adding a surprise result and said it was cautiously optimistic about the second quarter after a challenging start to the year.
The results of Credit Suisse will be followed by those from UBS Group AG and Barclays (LON 🙂 on Thursday and Deutsche Bank (DE 🙂 on Friday.
Top players at STOXX 600 were payment company Wirecard and business software company SAP, which also kept Germany's DAX floating.
Wirecard jumped 8 percent after a Bloomberg report, said Japan's Softbank to invest around 900 million euros to retrieve a minority stake in the company.
SAP climbed 6 percent and drove the tech sector 1.9 percent higher when the company set ambitious new mid-way targets to increase profit margins after reporting an operating profit in the first quarter mainly due to a restructuring cost.
The health administration received a boost from Novarti's gains as the Swiss drugmaker raised its 2019 guidance after a quarterly earnings and sales stroke.
Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo rose after reporting a better than expected result in the first quarter due to stronger prices and easing supply chain constraints.
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