India, Aug. 14 -- European stocks may open a tad higher on Wednesday after Italy's Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini suffered a setback in his bid to hold an immediate no-confidence vote as the Senate postponed the debate until 20 August after a heated session.

Underlying sentiment, however, may remain cautious as traders digest a raft of disappointing data from China and keep a close eye on protests in Hong Kong and the latest developments in Argentina.

Asian stocks rallied as the Trump administration's decision to de-escalate its trade war with China helped outweigh data showing that China's industrial output growth slowed much more than expected in July.

China's industrial production grew at the slowest pace in 17 years in July as t...