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Billionaire mining heiress Gina Rinehart is digging what will likely be the world's last big iron ore mine for years to come in the Australian outback.
Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, with markets in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul ending the session at new highs.
Chinese shares led gains in Asia on Monday, touching a five-year high on rising stimulus bets.
Asian equities were lower across the board on Wednesday, pressured by a plunge on Wall Street overnight and as a string of China data fell short of expectations.
Key bourses in Asia nursed losses on Tuesday, as a mixed bag of Chinese inflation data offset a positive lead from Wall Street.
Asian shares largely rose on Friday, supported by a stronger close on Wall Street overnight, with Japanese and South Korean markets scaling fresh highs.
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.
Asian equitiess were mixed on Friday, following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street, but Japanese stocks managed to overlook a mixed bag of economic data to settle at a new 15-year high.
Asian equities turned mixed amid choppy trade on Wednesday after China's manufacturing sector surprised markets with growth for the first time in three months.
European equities ended higher after Greece's bailout extension plan was approved, as U.S. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said rates would not anytime soon.
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.