Investing.com — It’s payrolls day. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is expected to announce another slowdown in hiring amid increasing signs of trouble in the U.S. economy, reflected not least in HP’s announcement of up to 9,000 job cuts last night. Stocks are edging down ahead the report. Meanwhile, Hong Kong inches closer to martial law and the U.K. continues to circle the Brexit drain. Here’s what you need to know in financial markets on Friday, 4th October.