Stocks in Asia muted ahead of US payrolls report


CNBC—Investors await U.S. nonfarm payrolls data for September, expected to be released later on Friday stateside. Earlier in the week, a series of data releases spooked markets and raised concerns over the prospect of an economic slowdown in the U.S.

US STOCKS-Futures slip ahead of crucial jobs report. U.S. stock index futures retreated on Friday ahead of a crucial jobs report in a dismal week for markets roiled by bleak economic data that raised fears of the world's biggest economy sliding into a recession.