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Markets 04 May 2018 | 1:06 AM

Asia stocks steady, yen firm as markets await US payrolls(Update)

SINGAPORE: Asian shares were steady while the Japanese yen held onto overnight gains in early trading on Friday as financial markets turned their attention to the looming U.S. payrolls data for fresh catalysts

Business 01 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Payrolls may steer US stocks

NEW YORK: Payrolls could give the US stock market some direction this week as investors comb through the key report on one of the economy's weakest areas.

Markets 09 Dec 2017 | 1:02 AM

Wall Street closes higher after payrolls report

NEW YORK: U.S. stocks advanced on Friday, buoyed by a solid payrolls report for November that locked in expectations for an interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve next week and raised optimism about economic prospects in 2018.

Business 05 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Asian shares, euro fall, investors brace for ECB, US payrolls

TOKYO: Asian shares and the euro eased on Wednesday, with investors waiting for a European Central Bank meeting on Thursday and U.S. payrolls on Friday for signs of more action to counter European debt woes and support growth.

Business 05 Jul 2019 | 1:01 AM

Asian shares near two-month highs ahead of US payrolls

SYDNEY: Asian shares hovered near two-month highs on Friday, holding recent gains as investors awaited U.S. employment data, a key release that could make or break market expectations about aggressive policy easing by the Federal Reserve

Economy 03 Sep 2016 | 2:16 PM

US nonfarm payrolls rise less than expected; wage growth moderates

WASHINGTON: U.S. employment growth slowed more than expected in August after two straight months of robust gains and wage gains moderated, which could effectively rule out an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve this month.

Business 02 Jun 2017 | 12:00 AM

US private payrolls surge in May, layoffs also jump

WASHINGTON: US private employers stepped up hiring in May, signalling that the labour market was rapidly tightening amid a firming economy, which could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this month.

Economy 03 Dec 2016 | 2:36 PM

US jobless rate falls to 9-year low, payrolls rise

WASHINGTON: The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent in November, as employers added another 178,000 jobs, making it almost certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month.

Business 07 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Asia shares rise after ECB, focus on payrolls

TOKYO: Asian shares rose and the euro steadied on Friday after the European Central Bank outlined its bond-buying scheme to help calm the euro zone's debt crisis, while firm U.S. data fed speculation of a strong jobs report later in the day.

Business 07 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

Asia shares soar after ECB, focus on payrolls

TOKYO: Asian shares were on track for their biggest daily gain in six weeks on Friday after the European Central Bank outlined its plan to calm the euro zone's debt crisis and firm U.S. data fed speculation of a strong jobs report later in the day.