Shares in Asia rose Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund added the Chinese yuan to its basket of reserve currencies, and before the release of regional manufacturing gauges.
CHICAGO U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line.
Cyber Monday is on track to become the biggest online sales day in history, with total spending predicted to reach $2.98 billion according to Adobe.
Bill Gates, the world's richest man, led a group of philanthropists in vowing to plow $2 billion into clean energy through personal investments and a new fund to be set up next year.
SINGAPORE Crude oil prices held at low levels in early trading in Asia on Tuesday as traders bet on continued high production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) ahead of its meeting later this week.