Daily Alert: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assassinated

  • Abe was killed by a lone gunman in the city of Nara, while delivering a campaign speech for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) ahead of Sunday's elections for Japan’s upper house
  • In US economic data, Non-farm Payrolls (jobs) rose by 372,000 in June, better than the consensus expectation of a lift around 265,000
  • US sharemarkets were mixed on Friday

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