For the week ended 2 October 2015
- US adds just 142,000 jobs in September
- US manufacturing growth slows
- China’s manufacturing softens
- Eurozone prices drop, confidence still strong
- Debt doubts haunt Glencore
A disappointing monthly jobs report indicated surprising softness in the US economy, adding to concerns about global weakness. Stocks tumbled and gold futures jumped on the news, while the 10-year US Treasury yield fell to 1.90% before rebounding.