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  • U.S. Stock Futures Slip on U.S.-China Tensions

    U.S. stock futures pared their declines Friday after the latest employment report showed more jobs were added than expected last month but the pace of the recovery has lost momentum. Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, according to the Labor Department. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million and that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from 11.1% in June.

  • U.S. Unemployment Rate Falls in July to 10.2% as U.S. Adds 1.8 Million Jobs

    Employers added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2%, so far recovering less than half of the jobs lost due to the pandemic.

  • Brazil Consumer Prices Rose More Quickly in July on Fuel, Electricity

    SÃO PAULO--Brazil's inflation accelerated in July from the previous month as fuel and electricity prices increased. Consumer prices increased 0.36% from June, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Friday. Prices rose 2.31% from a year earlier.

  • Mexican Inflation Picked Up in July, Led by Energy Prices

    MEXICO CITY-- Mexico's inflation rate picked up pace for a third straight month in July, moving further from the central bank's 3% target largely as a result of higher energy costs. The consumer-price index rose 0.66% from the previous month and was up 3.62% from a year earlier, compared with a 3.33% annual rate in June, the National Statistics Institute said Friday. Higher energy costs, particularly gasoline, contributed the most to inflation last month, while lower fresh fruit and...

  • Job Gains Expected to Show Cooling in July as Covid-19 Cases Surged

    Hiring gains are expected to have cooled in July, a sign of a slowing economic recovery as coronavirus cases rise. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal ahead of Friday's report from the Labor Department projected that payrolls grew by 1.5 million in July and forecast that the unemployment rate dropped to 10.6% from 11.1% in June. Such job gains would signal the labor-market recovery continued, though at a weaker pace than in the previous two months.

  • China Trade Rides a Wave in July After Coronavirus Restrictions Ease

    China's exports picked up momentum in July for the second straight month, as global demand recovered with the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions. Underpinned by strong shipments of protective gear for the pandemic and electronic products to fulfill work-from- home demand, July's 7.2% increase from a year earlier was the fastest so far in 2020, according to data released by the General Administration of Customs on Friday. It beat June's 0.5% growth, in addition to a...

  • Global Stocks Slip on U.S.-China Tensions

    Global stocks fell Friday amid building tensions between Washington and Beijing after President Trump moved to impose new limits on two Chinese social-media apps. Futures tied to the S&P 500 ticked down 0.3%, suggesting the benchmark could drop after the opening bell in New York. The gauge is still on course to close the week up about 2%.

  • Corporate Bond Investors Still Wary of Coronavirus Volatility

    Bond investors are wary about a return of coronavirus-induced volatility, despite central banks' efforts to backstop credit markets. This fear is keeping yields on investment-grade corporate bonds elevated compared with the cost of insuring them against defaults in derivatives markets. That is because the indexes of corporate debt derivatives have proven to be easier to trade than cash bonds since the market meltdown in March.

  • China's Forex Reserves Rose $42.06 Billion in July

    BEIJING--China's foreign-exchange reserves rose in July for a fourth straight month amid a weakening dollar and the country's recovering export sector, official data showed Friday. The country's hoard of foreign exchange increased by $42.06 billion to $3.154 trillion at the end of July, according to data released by the People's Bank of China. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected a $30 billion rise in reserves in July.

  • China Shanghai Rubber Futures Closing Prices, Volume

    Friday, August 7 2020 Natural Rubber Turnover: 842,074 lots Open High Low Settle Prev. Change Vol Open Settle Interest Aug-20--- 10,935 10,935 0 0 63 Sep-20 11,040 11,270 11,000 11,165 10,900 265 156,651 73,208 Oct-20 11,140 11,345 11,095 11,270 10,945 325 429 230 Nov-20 11,200 11,395 11,110 11,290 11,020 270 4,670 9,818 Jan-21 12,450 12,700 12,390 12,575 12,245 330 641,154 201,436 Mar-21 12,595 12,850 12,525 12,730 12,355 375 12,801 8,635 Apr-21 12,650 12,895 12,555 12,780...

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