BEIJING�China's consumer-price gains moderated slightly in November, but Beijing's ambitious plans to give market forces a greater role could boost inflation in the world's second-largest economy next year.
The dollar remained higher against the yen before regional Federal Reserve presidents speak amid speculation the U.S. central bank will consider reducing monetary stimulus as early as next week.
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HONG KONG�In a major push into the logistics business, Alibaba Group, the Chinese e-commerce giant, said Monday it would invest around $360 million in Haier Group, one of China's biggest manufacturers and distributors of household appliances.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers.