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.
Sri Lankan central bank head: NFP will be 'fairly good' Arjuna Mahendran, governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, outlines his optimism for the August nonfarm payrolls report due Friday, adding that increased productivity in the U.S. bodes well for wages.