Asia shares traded mixed on Tuesday, with Japanese stocks under pressure from a relatively stronger yen.
Samsung shares slumped on Monday after news that a South Korean special prosecutor will seek an arrest warrant for the Samsung Group chief.
European shares open mixed Wednesday as trading resumes after the Christmas break.
Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, with South Korea's shares dropping as its political scandal grew and Toshiba plunges 20 percent.
Asia stocks traded mixed, with oil prices in focus after fresh doubts over an OPEC production deal sent prices tumbling on Tuesday.
Alex Leyland of Leyland Private AM explains why Australian iron ore producers could push more supply into the market.
Asia markets were positive on Friday, amid a lack of cues from U.S. markets, which were shut Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Asia markets trade mixed with focus on U.S. where the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at all-time highs.
Stocks in Europe closed higher on Tuesday afternoon, following new record highs on Wall Street and expectations of an OPEC deal.
Many Asian markets stuttered on Friday as the rally in the dollar following Donald Trump's win dampened demand for emerging market assets.
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.