Asia shares mixed, mull implications of U.S. jobs shock

 Asia shares mixed, mull implications of U.S. jobs shock

A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, talks on his mobile phone in front of a screen showing the Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File Photo

  • Asian stock markets : https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4
  • Nikkei rises, liquidity lacking with U.S. on holiday
  • Soft jobs, strong wages a headache for the Fed
  • Dollar on defensive as tapering seen delayed
  • Oil slips on global growth concerns

SYDNEY, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Asian shares got off to a mixed start on Monday as a disappointing U.S. payrolls report promised to keep policy there super-loose for longer, but also clouded the outlook for global growth and inflation.

A holiday in the United States made for thin conditions and kept MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (.MIAPJ0000PUS) flat in early trade.

Japan’s Nikkei (.N225) added 1.7%, but South Korea (.KS11) eased 0.1%. Nasdaq futures …

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