Will strong US jobs data give ASX 200 a boost?

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• A positive jobs report drove U.S. stocks modestly higher Friday, but a parallel rise in Treasury yields signalled a downside: this good news could push the Federal Reserve to curtail its massive stimulus policies faster than expected.

• The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.41%, the S&P 500 gained 0.17%, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 0.4%.

• Nasdaq edged lower after the shares of tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple retreated.

• The nonfarm payrolls rose to 943,000 from 938,000 in June as demand for workers rose in the services industry.

• The pan-regional STOXX 600 index notched a fifth straight record high to gain 1.8% for the week.

• The yield on the benchmark ten-year note climbed up. The yield on Australian bonds closed at 1.18% for the 10-year note.

• Spot prices dipped 2.4%. US gold futures fell 2.57%.

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