Global stock markets gained on Monday (Sept. 6). The United States (US) stock futures rose, supported by expectations of a delay in Federal Reserve (Fed) tapering. Investors assessed a weaker-than-expected US jobs report released on Friday, which showed the US economy adding 235,000 jobs in August, well below forecasts of 750,000. A surge in COVID-19 infections may have discouraged companies from hiring and workers from actively looking for a job. 

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