TOKYO Asian shares fell on Monday as Chinese stocks extended last week's sharp losses, while the yuan bounced in volatile trade hours ahead of an IMF decision on whether to promote it to a basket of global reserve currencies.
The Thanksgiving weekend saw more than 151 million bargain hungry consumers open up their wallets to make purchases either on the Internet or in physical stores, the National Retail Federation said on Sunday.
TOKYO--Japanese industrial production rose 1.4% in October from the previous month, government data showed Monday, as exports show signs of stabilizing while domestic spending remains anemic going into the fourth quarter.
... * Oil prices heading for declines of as much as 10 pct in Nov. * Dec. 4 OPEC meeting in focus. * U.s. interest rate hike seen as imminent (Updates prices).
Asian stocks fell with emerging-nation currencies and iron ore, while Chinese equities fluctuated after their steepest plunge since the depths of an August rout.