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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.
*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.
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.
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.
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.
BEIJING, Dec 9- Zhong Jian and his wife are willing to pay double the going rate for a tiny home in a Beijing neighbourhood so their 18- month-old daughter will be eligible to attend a top primary school nearby.
LONDON, Dec 6- Financial markets were in a state of suspended animation on Friday as tension mounted ahead of jobs data that could make or break the case for an imminent scaling back in U.S. stimulus.
RUGAO, China/ SINGAPORE, Dec 6- Deserted flats and boarded-up shops in the Yangtze river town of Changqingcun serve as a blunt reminder of the area's reliance on China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group, the country's biggest private shipbuilder. Rongsheng lost an annual record 572.6 million yuan last year, and lost 1.3 billion yuan in the first half of this year.
HONG KONG, Dec 6- China shares posted a second-straight loss on Friday, trimming weekly gains as profit-taking hit the brokerage sector and coal-related companies slid after authorities again pledged to tighten restrictions on coal mining to reduce overcapacity.
*Yuan may hit record highs, but seen capped around 6.05/ dollar- traders. SHANGHAI, Dec 6- China's yuan strengthened against the dollar on Friday after the central bank set a record high official midpoint, a move traders said signalled that the bank is ready to allow the currency to end the year with another rally.
SYDNEY, Dec 6- Asian shares spent much of Friday in a state of suspended animation as tension mounted ahead of jobs data that could make or break the case for an imminent scaling back in U.S. stimulus.
*Strong Nov sales lift Country Garden from China property malaise. HONG KONG, Dec 6- Hong Kong and China shares slid early on Friday as investors cut risky bets ahead of economic data from the United States and China this weekend that would offer clues on any possible tapering of U.S. stimulus and China's reform impetus.
SINGAPORE, Dec 6- London copper was little changed on Friday, recovering from two-week lows touched earlier this week, but trading was light ahead of a key U.S. labour report that could shed fresh light on when the Federal Reserve will trim its commodity-friendly stimulus.
DEARBORN, Mich./ SHANGHAI, Dec 5- Ford Motor Co unveiled its 50th anniversary Mustang sports car in its first global launch on Thursday, with a sleek redesign aimed at enhancing the brand's status outside the United States.
BOSTON-- A Chinese airline planned to offer the first nonstop service from Boston to Beijing, beginning next June. The airline will offer four nonstop flights a week in each direction between Boston and Beijing on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with connections offered to other cities in China including Shanghai.
SHANGHAI, Dec 5- China's government banned financial institutions from trading in bitcoin on Thursday, in what analysts said was a restrained first step towards regulating the digital currency that has exploded in popularity in China and soared in value in recent months.