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.
European stocks posted solid gains by Tuesday's close, as sentiment was buoyed by positive data out of the euro zone.
A solid recovery in commodities helped lift European stocks by the close on Thursday, as investors pored over the latest Fed minutes.
Asia traded mixed on Wednesday, as the sentiment hit from a lower finish in the U.S. stock market offset the positive impact of a rise in oil prices.
Intelligent Investor's Gaurav Sodhi says BHP Billiton's underlying results were strong, while the losses came from a misallocation of capital.
BHP is off to a good start by cutting dividends and targeting $1.8 billion of productivity gains in 2016, says Patersons Securities's Rob Brierley.
European stocks finished firmly in the red on Tuesday, as strong performances in oil, mining stocks and sterling failed to electrify markets.
BHP Billiton reported a record $6.4 billion annual loss on Tuesday, hammered by a bad bet on shale, a dam disaster in Brazil and a commodities slump.
BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie talks about his “exciting” plan to grow the value of the company, while commenting on the mining giant's balance sheet.
BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie cites exceptional charges for the Samarco dam flood, the company's onshore U.S. business and some tax matters for the record $6.4 billion annual loss.
BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie says the company would like to have “slightly lower debt,” while commenting on the strategic moves it has made in recent years.
BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie talks about the current state of the commodity markets, with specific comment on China and iron ore.
Paul Renken, senior geologist and mining analyst at VSA Capital Limited, discusses the results from BHP Billiton and the commodities market.
David Stubbs, global markets strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, discusses BHP Billiton's latest earnings and slowing economic growth in China.
Market will be focused on the miner's free cash flow sustainability, says Swiss Asia Capital Singapore's Juerg Kiener.