European stocks closed broadly flat on Monday with investors focused on fresh economic data and corporate earnings.
Asian markets were mostly up and the Mexican peso strengthened against the dollar on Thursday after the final U.S. Presidential debate.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as upcoming central banks data dominate sentiment.
Markets in Asia advanced on Wednesday morning, after China's third-quarter GDP data showed the economy grew in line with expectations.
Despite missing expectations, BHP still maintained its guidance in core businesses, says Shaw and Partners' Peter O'Connor.
BHP Billiton said it is seeing signs of recovery in commodities markets but cautioned that supply was still running ahead of demand.
BHP might have met output guidance figures but brokers were expecting more from the miner, says Alex Leyland, portfolio manager at Leyland Private AM.
European stocks posted solid gains by Tuesday's close, as investors cheered on the sharp uptick seen in mining stocks, while digesting earnings.
European stocks finished Friday sharply higher, as a positive morning trade on Wall Street and a strong rally in banks helped lift sentiment.
Most Asia markets finished higher on Friday, as investors weighed price increases in China and the possibility of a Fed hike later in the year.
European stocks closed firmly in the red on Thursday, after weak China data triggered a slide in mining stocks.
Gold rose as the dollar steadied, while oversupply pushed platinum to its lowest since April.
Asian shares were mixed Thursday, with Samsung Electronics shares in focus after it plunged in reaction to problems with the Galaxy Note 7.
European markets finished Monday on a positive note, after oil prices staged a strong comeback during trade.
European stocks leaped to close higher on Thursday as global investors reacted to the Fed's decision to hold interest rates steady.
Asia markets traded mostly lower on Wednesday, tracking U.S. losses, as uncertainty over central banks' next moves spurred jitters.
European stocks finished firmly in the red on Monday as investors failed to shake off concerns over a potential interest rate hike in September by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Asian shares ended mixed on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected U.S. data lowered the chances the Federal Reserve will hike rates this month.
European stock indexes closed higher on Tuesday, with the exception of the FTSE 100, which was knocked by the weak performance of mining stocks.
Asian stocks were mixed Thursday, with traders on the sidelines ahead of Janet Yellen's Friday speech, as Chinese markets fell on liquidity concerns.