GAME CHANGER : The new Google Chromecast is displayed during a Google media event in San Francisco, California. Google unveiled its 2015 smartphone lineup, the Nexus 5x and Nexus 6P, the new Chromecast and new Android 6.0 Marshmallow software features. (Justin Sullivan, AFP)
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Asian stocks have risen as expectations for a US interest rate hike this year faded after weaker-than-expected employment data.
Europe's main stock markets have risen strongly at the start of trading, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index up 1.70% at 6 234.37 points.
Rolls-Royce says it will cut another 400 jobs at its marine-engines arm as the oil price decline continues to weigh on demand for the specialist offshore vessels.
Hong Kong stocks have been 1.64% higher by midday, boosted by weak US jobs data that suggested an imminent Fed rate hike is unlikely.
Oil has extended gains in Asia as a decline in US drilling pointed to a slowdown in production, but concerns over demand remain after a disappointing US jobs report.
Britain will vote to leave the European Union in a planned referendum if it does not secure "robust, substantial and irreversible" reforms, warns the foreign secretary.
The Top Employers Institute announced that Old Mutual has secured the number one slot in the financial services and insurance categories for the fifth consecutive year.
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