Bitcoin slips ahead of hunt for rate clues in U.S. payrolls

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By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares largely held their ground on Friday after nerves steadied on Wall Street while investors waited to see if U.S. payroll numbers alters the pace of interest rate hikes expected from the Federal Reserve this year. Oil was headed for its best weekly gains since mid-December, fuelled by supply worries amid escalating unrest in Kazakhstan, where an Internet shutdown hitting global computing power of the bitcoin network helped to send the cryptocurrency tumbling to its lowest level since September. The MSCI All Country stock index was flat at 744.71 point…

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