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US economy added only 156,000 jobs in September

The US economy added only 156,000 jobs in September, the US Department of Labor announced on Friday, a figure likely to be seized on as the presidential race enters its final stretch. The unemployment rate was 5%, up from 4.9% in August.

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IMF urges G20 to champion globalisation at China summit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called for the leaders of the world’s leading economies to make a positive case for globalisation after voicing concern that prolonged slow growth and rising inequality is eroding support for free trade and open markets.

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