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 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 currencies.
Vehicles drive along a road with a traffic sign reading "Visibility low, slowdown the speed" on a heavily polluted day in Beijing.
Chinese officials' widening investigation into what they deem suspicious or illegal trading activity has wiped out the Shanghai Composite Index's November gains, after a steady rally that began in late August.
SINGAPORE Oil dipped on Monday as traders remained cautious ahead of an OPEC meeting later this week and as a widely expected U.S.