... * Follows probes into CITIC and Guosen brokers. * Haitong recently fined for breaching securities rules. * News of probe helps key China stock indexes extend declines (Adds comments from analyst, market reaction).
The euro is set for its longest stretch of weekly declines versus the yen since the common currency's creation in 1999 as anticipation builds that the European Central Bank will surprise some investors with the size of its stimulus next week.
Cheers could be heard outside shops US-wide as Black Friday sales kicked off slightly earlier than usual. In an effort to compete with online retailers, many stores opened their doors on Thanksgiving afternoon - traditionally a national holiday.
... * Brent crude down over 8 pct since start of Nov. * U.S. oil has dropped nearly 9 pct this month. * Dec. 4 OPEC in focus for possible output cut (Adds more details and updates prices).
... * New bauxite mine to produce 22.8 mln tonnes a year. * First production expected in 2019. * One of three top projects for Rio, Mongolia copper next (Adds Rio Tinto aluminium boss, analyst comments).