Asian stocks set for cautious start amid renewed US-China tensions

Pedestrians look at a quotation board displaying the share price numbers on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on March 12, 2020. – Tokyo’s benchmark Nikkei index closed down 4.41 percent on March 12 after the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic and US President Donald Trump announced a ban on travel from Europe. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)