Global Stocks Mixed Monday

BEIJING (AP) -- Global stock markets were mixed Monday after the United States reported strong jobs numbers and China threatened a tariff hike.

KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany's DAX shed 0.4 percent to 12,568.45 while London's FTSE 100 gained 4 points to 7,663.25. France's CAC 40 lost 1.5 points to 5,478.37. On Friday, the FTSE gained 1.1 percent, the DAX rose 0.6 percent and the CAC 40 added 0.3 percent. On Wall Street, futures for the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average were unchanged.

ASIA'S DAY: The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.3 percent to 2,705.16 and Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was off 18 points at 22,507.32. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.5 percent to 27,819.56 and Seoul's Kospi was down 1 point at 2,286.50. Sydney's S&P-ASX 200 rose 0.6 percent to 6,273.00 and India's Sensex advanced 0.5 percent to 37,739.68. benchmarks in Taiwan, Singapore and New Zealand rose, while Bangkok declined.

U.S. JOBS: The Labor Department said Friday that employers added fewer jobs in July than expected but more were added in May and June than previously reported. The bankruptcy of toy retailer Toys R Us and job cuts in local governments dragged down the totals. Hourly wage growth was modest in July. Inflation-adjusted wages are decreasing because inflation has gradually picked up.

TRADE WAR: The Chinese government issued a $60 billion list of U.S. goods late Friday, including semiconductors and industrial chemicals, targeted for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat. The Finance Ministry said the charges, ranging from 5 percent to 25 percent, will take effect if the Trump administration goes ahead with plans to impose 25 percent duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The two sides already have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy.

CHINA CURRENCY: Regulators tightened controls on trading in China's yuan in a possible effort to stop its decline against the dollar. Traders were ordered to post a 20 percent deposit for contracts to buy or sell yuan, which raises the cost of betting it will fall further. The yuan has drifted lower against the dollar since February, which could help exporters that face higher U.S. tariffs but also raises the risk of capital flowing out of the economy. The central bank "had been largely tolerant" of the yuan's decline, but the latest changes "may have gathered concerns including capital flight," said Jingyi Pan of IG in a report.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 47 cents to $68.95 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract sank 47 cents on Friday to close at $68.49. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 33 cents to $73.55 in London. It lost 24 cents the previous session to $73.21.

CURRENCY: The dollar declined to 111.25 yen from Friday's 111.26 yen. The euro edged down to $1.1562 from $1.1569.

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