Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Oct. 7

WASHINGTON– U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs in September amid a still tight labor market, with the unemployment rate edging down to 3.5 percent, the Labor Department reported on Friday. KUALA LUMPUR– Malaysia’s Finance Ministry forecast on Friday that the Southeast Asian country’s economy would expand 4-5 percent in 2023.. ADEN, Yemen– Clashes broke out…

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added 263,000 jobs in September amid a still tight labor market, with the unemployment rate edging down to 3.5 percent, the Labor Department reported on Friday.

The unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage point to 3.5 percent in September, returning to its July level. The number of unemployed persons slightly declined to 5.8 million in September. (US-Employment)

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KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s Finance Ministry forecast on Friday that the Southeast Asian country’s economy would expand 4-5 percent in 2023.

The pace of economic recovery is dependent on various factors including successful containment of the COVID-19 pandemic, support for cost of living and efforts in mitigating the downside risks such as geopolitical uncertainties, global inflation as well as tightening financial conditions, the ministry said in its 2023 economic outlook report. (Malaysia-Economic Outlook)

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ADEN, Yemen — Clashes broke out between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen’s southern province of Lahj early Friday, leaving 10 killed from both sides, a military official told Xinhua.

“The Houthi rebel group sent scores of its fighters to attack sites controlled by the pro-government southern forces in Lahj, sparking hours of intense clashes in the area,” the source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Clash)

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KIEV — The Ukrainian parliament on Friday approved Andriy Pyshnyi as central bank chief, a senior lawmaker said.

The nomination of the 47-year-old banker, which was submitted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, was endorsed by 290 lawmakers in the 450-seat assembly, Yaroslav Zheleznyak, the first deputy of the parliament’s finance, tax and customs policy committee, wrote on Telegram. (Ukraine-Central Bank) Enditem

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