European markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday as investors reacted to disappointing industry surveys and kept a close eye on oil.
Demand for renewable energy is increasing, but it will prove difficult to remove coal from the energy mix, says Deepak Kannan of S&P Global Platts.
Markets in Asia closed in the green on Monday as oil prices rose, despite news Takata had decided to file for bankruptcy.
Alex Leyland at Leyland Private AM said Glencore, which made a fresh counter bid for Rio Tinto's Australian coal assets, would gain greater synergies.
European bourses closed lower on Tuesday as oil prices slipped to seven-month lows and investors digested comments concerning the U.K.'s interest rates from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.
European markets were mixed on Wednesday, extending the losses seen in Asian markets, after Moody's downgraded its credit rating for the world's second-largest economy China.
European markets closed near 21-month highs Tuesday, supported by an upbeat session on Wall Street and a stabilization in commodity prices.
European markets closed higher on Tuesday as investors reacted to fresh earnings and awaited the upcoming French presidential vote.
Asian markets mostly fell, tracking losses on Wall Street and ahead of a highly-anticipated summit between the leaders of China and the U.S.
China, the world's biggest coking coal importer, is scrambling to cover Australian supply disruptions.
European markets close lower on Monday trade as investors eyed Trump's surprise failure to deliver swift health-care reform.
Rio Tinto Chairman Jan du Plessis is set to step down and take up the chairmanship of BT Group.
Warren Buffett was persuaded to drop Kraft Heinz's $143bn takeover approach for Unilever by the corporate-financier Michael Klein.
Europe ended Friday's session on a negative note, as weakness in the US, a fall in commodities and underwhelming earnings weighed on sentiment.
European markets failed to hold onto gains by the market close, on the back of weakness seen in U.S. markets and a mixed batch of earnings.
Miner-trader Glencore reported an 18 percent increase in 2016 profits buoyed by a rebound in commodities.
Analysts say the company's decision to give up its right to replace striking workers at its Escondida mine puts the ball in the union's court.
European markets closed lower on Monday as investor concerns increased amid political instability in France and the U.S.
European markets closed lower despite an uptick in inflation figures on Wednesday afternoon.
The Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore signed a deal on Saturday to buy 19.5 percent of Rosneft, which said it would receive $11.37 billion.