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Shares trim losses, dollar dips after jobs report

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PARIS - Shares trimmed losses and the dollar dipped on Friday after the U.S. reported job growth slowed more than expected in July and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, easing worries that interest rates will rise soon.

Dollar pauses near 10-month high ahead of U.S. jobs data

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE - Dollar bulls took a breather on Friday ahead of a closely watched jobs report that has the potential to make or break a rally that saw the greenback post its best monthly performance in over a year.

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Wall St. opens slightly lower after payrolls

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks edged lower at the open, as a softer-than-expected July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.

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U.S.-based stock funds attract $7.6 billion over week: Lipper

NEW YORK - Investors in U.S.-based funds poured a net $7.6 billion into stock funds in the week ended July 30 on optimism that U.S. stocks could climb further, data from Thomson Reuters' Lipper service showed on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014

U.S. dollar bulls in control as delayed rally gathers pace

NEW YORK - A long-predicted dollar rally appears at last to be taking hold, with the greenback ending July with its best monthly performance in 17 months and investors positioning for the first post-crisis U.S. interest rate increase.

31 Jul 2014

Exclusive: Bondholders may sue Bulgarian government over Corpbank default - sources

BUCHAREST - Holders of dollar-denominated bonds at Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank) are gearing up for legal action against the government if the bond defaults and the bank is tipped into insolvency, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

31 Jul 2014
World Markets

European shares edge lower ahead U.S. jobs data; Iliad plunges

LONDON, Aug 1 - European equity indexes were flat to lower early on Friday as investors held fire ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to shed light on the chances of an early end to the Federal Reserve's ultra-easy, equity-friendly monetary policy.

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens slightly lower after payrolls

NEW YORK, Aug 1 - U.S. stocks edged lower at the open, as a softer-than-expected July jobs report allayed concerns that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates sooner than many had expected.

Nikkei drops to 1-week low on U.S. rates concern; Sony jumps

TOKYO, Aug 1 - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a one-week low on Friday, hit by concern that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner than expected, but strong earnings from companies such as Sony Corp limited the losses. The Nikkei ended 0.6 percent down at 15,523.11, the lowest close since July 25. For the week, the index rose 0.4 percent and posted a third consecutive weekly gain. The broader Topix shed 0.6 percent to 1,281.30 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 0.6 perce

Hong Kong key share index snaps 8-day winning streak, Cheung Kong falls

HONG KONG, Aug 1 - Hong Kong shares finished lower on Friday tracking softer overseas markets ahead of U.S. jobs data later in the session, with property developer Cheung Kong leading the slide.

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