HEALTHY GINSENG: Employees from a Chinese company participate in an event to taste Korean traditional ginseng chicken soup at a riverside park in Seoul. The event was arranged by Seoul City government to promote the export of Korean ginseng chicken soup. (Jung Yeon-Je, AFP)
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Wall Street stocks have retreated in opening trade after the Department of Labour reported the US economy added a lower-than-expected 160 000 jobs in April.
The US jobless rate has held steady, as subdued economic growth prompted a more moderate rate of hiring.
Gold futures have extended gains after US employers in April added the fewest number of workers, weakening the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.
Crude prices have fallen as traders awaited closely-watched US jobs figures that could provide clues on the health and direction of interest rates.
Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin's founder, is backtracking from his claim
Emerging-market stocks have fallen for a sixth day, the longest losing streak since December, on concern a US jobs report will add to rate hike prospects.
Global stocks have dropped, set for the biggest weekly loss since February, and the yen rose before key US jobs data that will help shape the interest-rate outlook.
AngloGold Ashanti has filed a dispute with Ghana at an international panel due to the country’s failure to protect the company’s Obuasi operation from illegal miners.