Europe closed higher on Thursday, as a key meeting of euro zone finance ministers took place.
The world's biggest miners lost $156 billion of their combined market value last year, according to new data, and the losses could keep flowing.
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude exporter, could phase out the use of fossil fuels by the middle of this century. The Financial Times reports.
BHP Billiton's spin-off South32 debuted near the bottom of expectations as investors awarded only a small premium to the new listing.
Newly formed mining and metals group South32 is open to acquisitions once it breaks from BHP Billiton, its CEO-elect Graham Kerr said on Wednesday.
European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday, following U.S. stocks down as investors kept an eye on the ongoing Greece bailout drama and bank earnings.
Miner and commodity trader Glencore on Tuesday reported a 9 percent fall in first-quarter copper production mostly due to lower copper grades.
European markets ended higher Monday after China's central bank over the weekend cut the amount of money that banks must hold as reserves.
China National Chemical Corp is to buy Pirelli in a deal that will place one of the symbols of Italy's manufacturing industry in Chinese hands.
Billionaire mining heiress Gina Rinehart is digging what will likely be the world's last big iron ore mine for years to come in the Australian outback.
Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data
US crude futures closed up $1.01, at $51.53 a barrel, with their discount to Brent narrowing to less than $10 a barrel, after the announcement.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings news and economic data.
Glencore took an impairment charge of $1.1 billion on lower commodity prices, as it posted a 2 percent fall in 2014 core profit.
A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.
"Yes we look at build versus buy, ... but right now is not the time to go out and buying distressed assets," Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh tells CNBC.
European equities ended lower on Wednesday ahead of the meeting of Eurogroup of finance ministers in Brussels to discuss Greece's bailout program.
Miner and commodities trader to divest its stake in platinum producer Lonmin and cut capital expenditure in response to market volatility.
European equities closed lower Monday as concerns over Greece's bailout program continue.
European markets closed sharply higher on Friday, cheering the European Central Bank's (ECB) decision to launch a full-scale bond-buying program.