China's benchmark Shanghai composite ended nearly 5 percent higher with gains accelerating in the final half-hour of trade.» Read More
European shares finished mixed on Wednesday, as investors digested a slew of earnings from European companies.
Iron ore's price plunge is likely to start claiming corporate casualties among the industry's smaller players, Goldman Sachs said.
The last time Western Australia was engaged in a dispute with Canberra of this magnitude was during the 1930s Depression. The Financial Times reports.
European equities closed mixed on Monday, as investors paused for breath after stellar gains last week.
Oversupply and a lack of demand growth has led some market analysts to speculate that iron ore prices will never recover to former levels.
Nearly a quarter of the world's major copper mines are running in the red, even after the deepest cost-cuts in years, according to Reuters analysis.
Shares in Hong Kong and Tokyo outperformed the region to scale fresh multi-year highs on Thursday.
After a lackluster morning session, Asian stocks mostly advanced on Friday, with Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney markets finishing the week at new highs.
Asian equities outside Japan traded higher on Thursday as investors welcomed a dovish statement from the Federal Reserve.
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.