AFP - World stock markets mainly climbed on Friday as investors awaited more key US earnings news and economic data but share prices slid in Jakarta, scene of twin fatal bomb blasts blamed on terrorism.
LONDON: Weak data from China helped push oil prices to their lowest in six months on Monday, knocking the Canadian dollar, and sent Asian stocks close to their 2015 lows. But futures markets pointed to major share indices making a steady start to August. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial and Nazdaq markets all looked set to open little changed, shrugging off the troubles of Greece whose stock market slumped as it reopened after being shut for five weeks.
OS, Nigeria — Boko Haram assaulted three villages in northern Nigeria, killing 48 people, residents said Wednesday, hours after twin bombings claimed at least 118 lives in this central city in an attack the government blamed on the Islamic extremists.
(LONDON) — A mixed U.S. jobs report took the edge off global stock markets Friday as it suggested growth in the world’s largest economy is not accelerating as quickly as some had hoped. The U.S. economy added a net 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since March and below analyst expectations for a rise of 183,000. The previous two months’ gains, meanwhile, were revised down. The hiring was nevertheless strong enough to lower the unemployment rate to a 4 ½ -year low of 7.4 percent, from 7.6 percent. Forecasts were for a more modest dip to 7.5 percent. (MORE: U.S.