Asian stocks pulled back sharply on Monday, as investors fretted about the relentless slide in energy prices and declining manufacturing sentiment in Japan. Also in focus was a hostage incident in Sydney.» Read More
European shares closed at six-year highs on Monday, with strong buying seen in the basic resources sector.
Mining stocks have fallen out of favor, but just when things could have turned from bad to worse it appears that the sector is the new contrarian play for 2014.
Chinese shares outperformed on Monday as investors cheered the latest market reforms while geopolitical tensions weighed on the rest of region.
Baoshan Iron and Steel (Baosteel) and Aurizon Holdings launched a A$1.14 billion ($1.06 billion) takeover bid for Aquila Resources.
Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday while liquidity was thin with Japanese markets shut for a public holiday.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday as investors digested data that showed a slight improvement in Chinese factory activity.
Asian equity markets ended mostly higher on Wednesday following a better than expected growth report from the world's second biggest economy.
Rio Tinto posted an 8 percent drop in first-quarter shipments compared with the previous quarter due to weather disruptions in Australia and Canada.
Even as Australia’s mining sector struggles with a slowdown in China, analysts polled by CNBC still think there are some some diamonds in the rough.
Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.
Asian shares rose on Wednesday after Wall Street shares posted a three-day winning streak on the back of strong data.
London copper climbed to its highest in more than three weeks on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake off the coast of Chile raised supply concerns.
Paul Gait, senior research analyst for metals and mining at Sanford Bernstein, says BHP's news that it could de-merger $19billion of non-core assets makes sense but is unlikely to unlock significant value.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday as traders closed out of positions before the end of the quarter.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about tougher sanctions against Russia.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding after the previous day's losses, on hopes of fresh stimulus measures in Europe and China.
Asian equity markets rebounded on Friday after better than expected U.S data restored confidence in the economic recovery.
Asian equity markets rose on Tuesday, stabilizing after recent volatility, as the implementation of sanctions on Russia lifted global risk appetite.
Asian stocks overcame an uninspiring handover the U.S. to trade higher on Tuesday after posting steep declines in the previous session.