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Asian shares fall as U.S. jobs jitters outweigh ECB support

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SINGAPORE/TOKYO - Asian shares extended losses on Friday as caution over a U.S. jobs report overshadowed signals from the European Central Bank that it is willing to take further steps to shore up the European economy.

Oil prices dip on caution ahead of U.S. jobs data

SINGAPORE - Oil prices fell almost 1.5 percent on Friday, as investors turned cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data that is expected to play into the Federal Reserve's decision on the timing of any U.S. rate hike.

12:40pm IST

U.S. job gains seen solid in August, spotlight on Fed

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy likely added jobs at a steady pace in August and the unemployment rate probably fell to a near 7-1/2-year low of 5.2 percent, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve to consider a September interest rate hike.

10:55am IST

Communique will not urge Fed against rate hikes: G20 delegate

ANKARA - Emerging markets have voiced concern about the possibility and timing of rate hikes by the Federal Reserve but a G20 communique from a meeting of finance chiefs in Turkey will not urge the U.S. central bank against such moves, a delegate said on Friday.

12:27pm IST

Weidmann open to talks on including China in IMF currency basket

ANKARA - Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said he is open to discussion on including the Chinese yuan in the International Monetary Fund's benchmark currency basket, he told Reuters.

1:13pm IST

No BOJ easing needed in Oct if inflation expectations anchored: IMF

TOKYO - The Bank of Japan does not need to expand monetary policy in October even if it cuts its growth and price forecasts, as long as inflation expectations are well anchored, the IMF's mission chief for Japan said on Friday.

1:11pm IST
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BUZZ-India's Arvind up; CSuisse starts citing international brands

** Adds the scope for growth for large brands, better use of capital and assets should fuel its financials

9:33am IST

European shares retreat ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON, Sept 4 - European shares retreated on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with investors focusing on a widely-watched U.S. jobs report for hints about the timing of an expected interest rate hike in the United States.

European shares retreat ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON, Sept 4 - European shares retreated on Friday after strong gains in the previous session, with investors focusing on a widely-watched U.S. jobs report for hints about the timing of an expected interest rate hike in the United States.

Hong Kong stocks fall on nervousness ahead of U.S. job data

Sept 4 - Hong Kong stock erased early gains and fell on Friday as investors liquidated their position ahead of the release of the U.S. monthly jobs report at a time when China market was closed for public holiday.

9:59am IST
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