The monthly tally for private job creation showed companies added 153,000 in the month after Donald Trump captured the presidency. That was considerably below market expectations of 170,000 and well below the 215,000 added in November. It also came amid expectations for significantly stronger growth under the new president.
The dollar weakened against the yen for a second day as minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting signaled uncertainty over how President-elect Donald Trump’s policies would impact the pace of U.S. interest-rate increases.
Data this week is expected to show China's forex reserves precariously perched just above $3 trillion at end-December, the lowest level since February 2011, according to a Reuters poll.
Next trading day's important events
- 16:30 (GMT 3) NFP
- USDJPY: 116.25
- EURUSD: 1.0520
- S&P 500: 2,270.75
- NASDAQ : 5,477.00