Asian markets tread cautiously ahead of U.S. stimulus, jobs

Asian markets tread cautiously ahead of U.S. stimulus, jobsAsian stock markets made a cautious start on Thursday following two days of rallies, as investors await the passage and details of a $2 trillion stimulus package in the United States to combat the economic fallout from the coronavirus. It cannot come soon enough, with potentially enormous weekly U.S. initial jobless claims to appear in data due at 1230 GMT. Japan's Nikkei fell 2.2%.