Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX fell 10.40 points, or 0.18%, to 5,830.57.
European stocks finished lower. London's Financial Times Stock exchange index shed 50.40 points, or 1.33%, to 3,730.50. Germany's DAX index shed 45.30 points, or 1.70%, to 2,622.09, amid worries about Commerzbank. France's CAC index fell 39.33 points, or 1.44%, to 2,594.23.
Asia's stocks rebounded from heavy losses Monday though concerns about the Japan economy put a lid on the advance. Tokyo stocks added 20.90 points, or 0.24%, to 8,708.90. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index added 46.01 points, or 0.52%, to 8,977.41.