ASX: The local market is expected to open in the green despite a choppy session in the US overnight.
Investors remained concerned about rising inflation after a US Labor Department report showed consumer prices increased solidly in September.
While some economists are writing off the latest jobs figures as "ancient history" with COVID-19 restrictions already easing, they are expected to be a grim reminder of having half the population in lockdown.
Economists are forecasting a further loss of 120,000 jobs in the month following the hefty 146,300 tumble in August.
The push came as Prime Minister Scott Morrison held discussions with cabinet colleagues yesterday to discuss a plan to deliver net-zero emissions by 2050, while at the same time boosting jobs and keeping a lid on power prices.
NSW reopening: New South Wales is on track to hit the next milestone vaccination target by as early as this weekend.
The government has promised the next stage of the post-lockdown reopening will start the Monday after the state reaches 80 per cent full vaccination among its eligible population.
The 90-year-old former Star Trek actor said the experience of being on billionaire Jeff Bezos’ second ever passenger space flight was “profound”.
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