China's benchmark Shanghai composite ended nearly 5 percent higher with gains accelerating in the final half-hour of trade.» Read More
European stocks finished off Friday in the red, following a volatile five days of mixed earnings and a sell-off in commodities.
A sell-off unfolded in Asia's stock markets on Friday, hit by a triple whammy of U.S. losses, a continued slump in commodities and soft Chinese data.
European equity markets closed lower on Wednesday, as U.S. technology earnings disappointed.
European stocks closed lower in choppy trade on Tuesday, with investors eyeing earnings and commodity prices.
Rio Tinto Thursday posted a sharp rise in second quarter iron ore output from a year ago as it battled to maintain its top market position in China.
Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday, with Shanghai stocks widening losses despite better-than-expected Chinese gross domestic product data.
Asian shares ended mixed on Tuesday as volatility returned to mainland markets and oil plunged following long-awaited deals in Greece and Iran.
European equities ended sharply higher on Monday after European negotiators reached a deal over a third bailout for Greece.
Concerns over China's relentless sell-off and Greece's debt crisis sent Asian equity markets into a tailspin on Wednesday.
The shock results from Greece's referendum on Sunday sent Asian markets into a tailspin, but analysts seemed relieved that the impact wasn't worse.
Asian equities were sold down on Monday after Greece failed to clinch a deal with its international lenders over the weekend.
European equities closed mostly higher on Friday despite the failure of euro zone finance ministers to reach a deal with Greece.
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.
Asian shares mostly rise on a quiet Friday, with China's Shanghai Composite index edging up to its highest close since January 2008.
Norway's $900 billion sovereign fund was told to cut its exposure to the global coal industry and sell stakes in firms that focus on the sector.
Equity markets in Shanghai and Japan outperformed the region with marginal gains on Wednesday.
Stock markets in Asia mostly rise on Monday, with Tokyo and Shanghai scoring fresh multi-year highs.
As BHP Billiton's spin-off begins trading, investors are eyeing the battered mining sector for longer-term opportunities.
European shares closed higher on Monday after trading in and out of the red during the trading session, amid growing concerns about the future of cash-strapped Greece.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.