World Stock Markets Weaker, As Key U.S. Jobs Report LoomsBy Jim Wyckoff, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - November 4, 2016 • Print | EmailStart the conversationLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website eight + = fifteen Comment Some HTML is OK Sign me up for the Money Morning newsletter European and Asian stock markets were mostly weaker in subdued trading Friday. Traders and investors are awaiting what is arguably the most important U.S. economic report of the month today: the employment report from the Labor Department. The key non-farm payrolls figure is expected to come in at up 170,000 in October. Look for active trading in the aftermath of the 8:30 a.m. EDT report. U.S. stock indexes were slightly lower in overnight trading.The U.S. presidential election that is now just a few days away is drawing more and more attention from the world marketplace.