GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks gain as U.S. jobs data dampen prospects of Fed rate hike *Crude up after Russia shows readiness to talk with oil suppliers. Spreadbetters forecast a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC as investors slowly return to riskier assets. Taking a lead from Friday's Wall Street gains, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose to a 2- week high and was last up 1.7 percent.
| By: Shinichi Saoshiro
FOREX-Dollar nurses losses after downbeat jobs report *Dollar index crawls away from nearly 2- week low hit on Friday. TOKYO, Oct 5- The dollar nursed losses on Monday, edging away from a nearly two-week low against a basket of currencies marked in the previous session after weak U.S. jobs data led traders to pare bets that the Federal Reserve was poised to hike interest rates as early as this month. The dollar index, which...
| By: Lisa Twaronite
GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks slump, bonds soar after weak U.S. jobs data Europe's major stock markets, which had been up around 1.5 percent on the day, fell back into negative territory while futures showed Wall Street would fall around 1 percent on opening. That all came at the end of what has already been a wild week for markets due to concerns over China, commodities prices and related stocks like Glencore. U.S. 10- year Treasury...
| By: Patrick Graham
PRECIOUS-Palladium hits near 3-month high on strong auto sales; gold flat *Gold prices rebound after four-day slide. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 1- Palladium rose to its highest level in nearly three months on Thursday on reports of strong car sales from major automakers, continuing a trend in which the component of gasoline engine autocatalysts gains at the expense of platinum. Gold prices were little changed ahead of the U.S. nonfarm...
| By: Luc Cohen and Jan Harvey
UBS: Look out for this in September's NFP Kelvin Tay, MD and regional CIO, southern APAC at UBS Wealth Management, expects an upwards revision of 50,000 to August's jobs report, adding that will likely weigh on September's report.