LONDON Oct 22 German Bund futures hit a session
high while European stocks pared gains after data showed U.S.
employers created fewer jobs than expected in September,
suggesting a loss of momentum in the world's biggest economy.
Non-farm payrolls increased by 148,000 last month, the Labor
Department said on Tuesday, below the 180,000 forecast in a
Reuters poll of economists.
Bund futures rose as much as 48 ticks on the day to
140.38 from 139.91 just before the data. UK bond futures
also rose, hitting a session high of 110.81, 79 ticks up on the
day, before paring those gains to trade 45 ticks higher at
Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 pared gains after the
U.S. data, and was last up 0.3 percent at 1,285.11 points.