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American shares face sluggish start

On Friday, Wall Street shares were set to start moderately lower, as market participants held back from huge bets ahead of jobs news, which could help to decide whether the Fed would raise interest rates a bit later this year or not.   

As for currencies, they were also in the spotlight after the sterling sank to a fresh 31-year minimum in a couple of minutes during Asia trade.

S&P 500 index futures descended 0.2%, demonstrating the value of 2,152.20, while Dow industrials futures dived 0.1% right to 18,172. Meanwhile, Nasdaq-100 futures went down 0.2%, trading at 4,862.50.

On Thursday, American stocks closed flat because trading was tepid in the wait for the nonfarm payrolls data. For the week so far, the Dow industrials slumped 0.2%, the S&P 500 decreased 0.4%, while the Nasdaq Composite sagged 0.1%.

Financial analysts expect the September employment report to show 169,000 jobs added after a preliminary 151,000 revenue in August. 

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