Global economic fears mount as US job growth stalls and Chinese exports tumble – as it happened

America’s non-farm payroll only rose by 20,000 in February, much weaker than expected, and the lowest monthly growth in almost 18 months

Earlier:

6.28pm GMT

Time for a quick recap.

Unexpectedly weak US job figures, and a shock tumble in Chinese exports, have reignited concerns that the global economy is weakening.

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5.54pm GMT

Oil has also had a bad session, with Brent crude dropping more than 2% to $64.83 per barrel.

That reflects concerns that the global economy is running out of juice.

A weaker tone for #Oil prices as worse than expected Chinese trade data renews concerns over economic slowdown,the small corrective rebound attempted yesterday by #CAD has been halted,w/a further losses likely if data disappoints.Get your update here: https://t.co/5ZsyqquRiO $CAD pic.twitter.com/e6oe6ZeEze

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Source: theguardian