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BOSTON, Dec 9- Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc.
HONG KONG, Dec 10- Hong Kong shares slipped in weak turnover on Tuesday, as coal producers sank on fears of reduced demand after pollution levels climbed to hazardous levels in the mainland. The Hang Seng Index closed down 0.3 percent at 23,744.2 points, while the China Enterprises Index of the top offshore Chinese listings in Hong Kong shed 0.4 percent.
BEIJING, Dec 10- China's leaders began mapping out their economic and reform plans for 2014 behind closed doors on Tuesday, and would have drawn confidence from data showing the economy has sustained momentum from a mid-year pick-up into the final quarter.
HONG KONG, Dec 10- China shares ended flat after a sluggish session on Tuesday, as profit-taking sapped pharmaceuticals, offsetting gains for retailers after official data showed retail sales in November grew at their strongest rate this year. The CSI300 of the leading Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share listings closed up 0.1 percent at 2,453.3 points.
*Nov factory output +10 pct yr/yr, vs forecast 10.1 pct. BEIJING, Dec 10- Growth in China's factory output and investment eased slightly in November while retail sales grew at their strongest rate this year, official data showed, suggesting the economy is on track to achieve the government's growth target this year.
*Beijing wants to stop companies mixing in imported fibre. BEIJING, Dec 10- Two more Chinese cotton processors have been barred from selling to the state stockpiler as Beijing intensifies a crackdown on firms suspected of mixing in imported fibre to profit from cheaper overseas supplies.
*China industrial output, retail sales, urban investment awaited. *China shippers rally on "special funds" for buying, scrapping vessels. *Coal sinks, environmental companies rise on China pollution.
CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.
HONG KONG, Dec 9- Hong Kong shares edged higher on Monday but gains were capped by a reversal in Chinese banks, after the central bank issued rules for the trading of certificates of deposits, reigniting fears that interest rate liberalisation will crimp margins.
BEIJING, Dec 9- China's annual consumer inflation unexpectedly slowed in November, easing market fears of any imminent policy tightening as authorities meet this week to outline their policy and reform priorities for 2014..
*Haier Electronics shares up 20 pct at 14- yr high. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Dec 9- Alibaba Group will invest HK $2.82 billion in appliance maker Haier Electronics Group Ltd in a deal aimed at expanding the Chinese e-commerce giant's logistics reach to the millions of consumers in China's vast interior.
HONG KONG, Dec 9- China shares kicked off the week on a sluggish note on Monday, with the banking sector a drag following a series of reports on financial reforms ahead of a key central economic work meeting that will set policy goals for the new year.
SINGAPORE, Dec 9- Brent crude oil futures held near $112 a barrel on Monday, underpinned by upbeat economic data from the United States and China, the world's first and second largest oil consumers. Brent crude oil futures had edged up 12 cents to $111.71 a barrel by 0615 GMT, after rising more than $1 in the previous session.
HONG KONG, Dec 9- China's yuan jumped to a record high against the dollar on Monday lifting some Asian currencies in its wake after the central bank relaxed its grip on the currency following strong trade data, suggesting a noticeable shift in policy.
HONG KONG, Dec 9- China shares reversed gains early on Monday, helping unwind a fast start to the week in Hong Kong markets as China's robust November exports and benign inflation prompted some short covering in growth-sensitive counters offshore.
*Aussie also firmer due in part to strong China trade data. TOKYO/ SYDNEY, Dec 9- The euro raced to a near six-week high against the dollar and scaled a fresh five-year peak versus the yen on Monday after strong U.S. payrolls data boosted risk appetite despite threats of a possible reduction in the U.S. monetary stimulus.
Erwin Sanft, Head of China & HK Equity Research at Standard Chartered talks to CNBC's Cash Flow about the current spate of IPOs in China.
BEIJING, Dec 9- China's annual consumer inflation unexpectedly slowed to 3 percent in November from an eight-month high of 3.2 percent, official data showed on Monday, easing market fears of imminent policy tightening amid signs of momentum in the economy.
Simon Warner, Head of Macro Markets, AMP Capital tells CNBC's Cash Flow why he's optimistic about China in the long run.
Asian markets seem to be cheering the latest economic reports from China, including November's inflation figures. CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris breaks it all down for you.