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U.S. economy adds 313,000 jobs in February; wage growth slows (news: 09/03/18)

Today's press

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth surged in February, recording its biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years, but a slowdown in wage gains pointed to only a gradual increase in inflation this year.

  • BRUSSELS/SHANGHAI/TOKYO (Reuters) - From Japan and South Korea to Australia and Europe, officials lined up on Friday to seek exemptions from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, while Chinese producers called on Beijing to retaliate in kind.

  • LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar jumped half a percent against the yen on Friday as hopes of a breakthrough in the North Korean nuclear standoff rose and after the Japanese central bank reaffirmed its decision to stick to its ultra easy policy stance in the coming months.

  • LONDON, Mar 9 (Reuters) - Sterling struggled to make headway on Friday after official data showed British industry kicked off 2018 in low gear and traders waited to get more clarity on Britain’s Brexit negotiations with the European Union.

  • - Output in the UK manufacturing sector grew 0.1% in January, according to figures published on Friday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • Bitcoin's 28 percent drop this week has turned the tide in favor of the bears, but a sustained break below $8,000 looks unlikely in the short-run, the price charts indicate.

Next trading day's important events

Forex quotes:

  • USDJPY: 106.90
  • EURUSD: 1.2311


  • S&P 500: 2756.97
  • NASDAQ: 7482.36


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