World stock markets mixed ahead of US jobs data

Global stock markets and Wall Street equity futures were mixed Friday ahead of an update on the US jobs market while the Federal Reserve weighs whether more interest rate hikes are needed to cool surging inflation. London, Paris and Frankfurt stocks were lower while Shanghai and Tokyo advanced. Oil prices fell back. Investors were looking … Read more

Asian markets rise modestly ahead of US jobs data

BEIJING — Asian stock markets rose Friday ahead of an update on the health of the US jobs market while the Federal Reserve weighs whether more rate hikes are needed to cool surging inflation. US futures ES00, +0.26% YM00, +0.28% and oil prices edged higher. Investors were looking ahead to monthly US employment numbers for … Read more