Black Friday discount signs are hung outside John Lewis on Oxford Street, London. Photograph: David Jackson/Demotix/Corbis. Katie Allen.
TOKYO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - An extended selloff in Chinese stocks pulled down Asian markets on Monday, while the yuan bounced on suspected intervention by Beijing hours ahead of an IMF decision on whether to promote it to a basket of global reserve ...
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.
Beijing remains on an "orange" pollution alert, the second-highest level, leading to the closure of highways, the suspension of construction and a warning to residents of the Chinese capital to stay indoors.
... * 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).