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Europe closed higher on Thursday, as a key meeting of euro zone finance ministers took place.
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.
U.K. equities closed higher on Friday, with the majority of European markets and many international markets closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Gold dipped and looked set for a third successive weekly loss as strength in global equities, which offset a falling dollar.
European markets ended higher Monday after China's central bank over the weekend cut the amount of money that banks must hold as reserves.
Iron ore's price plunge is likely to start claiming corporate casualties among the industry's smaller players, Goldman Sachs said.
European equities closed mixed on Monday, as investors paused for breath after stellar gains last week.
Oversupply and a lack of demand growth has led some market analysts to speculate that iron ore prices will never recover to former levels.
European equities closed flat on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news.
Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data
European equities turned lower Monday as a fall in the price of oil once again hit investor sentiment.
Global miner Anglo American took a $3.9 billion writedown after commodity prices tumbled, and it warned of more headwinds.
India's plans to attract foreign investment and technology to its coal sector are getting a cool response from some miners and trading houses.
European equities closed lower on Friday with investors reacting to earnings and euro zone inflation and unemployment reports.
European markets ended mixed on Wednesday after seesawing for much of the session, with indexes pressures by a staggering slump in Greek bank stocks.
European equities closed largely higher on Monday, as investors look ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.
Mining stocks sold off sharply on Wednesday, with Glencore falling to an all-time nadir, after copper plunged to a five-and-a half-year low.
European shares closed mixed on Monday, with Greece struck by renewed political uncertainty after its politicians failed to agree on a new president.
European shares closed sharply higher on Friday after the U.S. monthly jobs report showed the economy adding 321,000 jobs in November.
European shares closed lower Monday with the falling price of major commodities weighing heavily on the mining and energy sectors.