Asian stocks kicked off the week on a positive note, as an interest rate cut in China on Saturday offset a weaker finish on Wall Street last week.» Read More
BHP Billiton posted a 31 percent drop in half-year profit as prices for all its main products collapsed, but beat market forecasts.
A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.
Oil's recovery may be short-lived, but some analysts believe now is the time to get back into energy stocks.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Monday, as a weak trade report from China over the weekend, along with a selloff in U.S. shares, depressed sentiment.
Asian stock markets outside Shanghai joined the global rally on Wednesday, shrugging off a slip in crude oil prices in early trading.
European equities were higher on Tuesday with a rally in the energy and basic resources sectors helping to push markets higher.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Tuesday, as a rebound in crude oil prices brought mixed blessings, while speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will cut rates today continued to buoy Australian equities.
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.
Economists may teach that low prices and declining demand encourage producers to decrease supply, but the iron ore industry may have skipped class that day.
European markets closed higher on reports that the ECB is set to buy around 50 billion euros per month of government bonds for around a year.
Equity markets in Asia raked in gains on Wednesday, with the exception of Tokyo, bolstered by stimulus bets on the European Central Bank.
BHP Billiton said it would cut its spending on shale drilling as it looks to meet its promise not to reduce dividends amid commodity price crashes.
Times are tough for Australia's junior miners as plunging iron ore prices squeeze them out of the market, but oil's decline may provide respite.
The U.S. ranks as the most important market for growth over the next 12 months, according to a new report.
Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.
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.
The persisting turmoil in commodity markets ignited risk aversion in most Asian stock markets on Wednesday, with Tokyo and Sydney equities finishing at fresh lows.
Australia took a double-whammy from record-low interest rates and commodity-price drops, but the selloff has left its market attractive to yield chasers.
Asian equity markets raked in gains on Thursday, as the fall in oil prices abated, while a positive finish on Wall Street overnight lifted trading sentiment.