U.S. unemployment rate falls to 3.5%; job growth steady

Reuters | Oct 4, 2019 at 1:22 PM

U.S. job growth increased moderately in September, with the unemployment rate dropping to near a 50-year low of 3.5%, assuaging financial market concerns that the slowing economy was on the brink of a recession amid lingering trade tensions.

German shares gain 0.28 pct at start of trading Friday

Xinhua News Agency | Oct 4, 2019 at 1:12 PM

Following negative domestic economic signals, German stocks gained 0.28 percent at the start of trading on Friday, with the benchmark DAX index up 33.06 points, opening at 11,958.31 points.

BP: Greta expectations

Financial Times | Oct 4, 2019 at 1:01 PM

…such as Norges Bank , Axa and Legal & General are disinvesting from oil and gas stocks, or planning to do so. What’s an upstream guy to do? Mr Looney’s division has raised profits from $574m to $14…