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Asian stocks overcame an uninspiring handover the U.S. to trade higher on Tuesday after posting steep declines in the previous session.
Dale Gillham, Chief Market Analyst at Wealth Within, explains why weakness in the majority of Australia's resource shares is 'not a big issue.'
European shares closed lower lower on Monday with basic resources stocks weighing heavily on bourses after weak data from China.
Few bright sparks could be found in dour Asian stock markets on Monday.
Australian miner Fortescue Metals Group said half-year net profit more than tripled to $1.7 billion, in line with market forecasts.
European stocks closed lower on Tuesday, after mixed data from Germany and reports that Peugeot had finalized a deal with Dongfeng.
Japan's benchmark index rallied to a near three-week high on Tuesday following the Bank of Japan's monetary policy announcement.
Paul Gait, senior metals and mining research analyst at Sanford Bernstein, says the iron ore price is falling due to record production volume which is helping the big miners like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
John Wilson, Private Client Adviser at RBS Morgans, discusses the likelihood of BHP Billiton launching a share buyback in August.
Mark Taylor, Senior Resources Analyst at Morningstar, says the firm's lower-than-expected dividend suggests that a buyback may be on the cards.
Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy & Chief Economist at AMP Capital Investors, explains how BHP Billiton's latest earnings reports confirms that the resources sector is recovering.
Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO of independent asset manager Swiss Asia Capital, says cost-cutting exercises and peak capital expenditure boosted the mining giant's earnings.
The emerging markets sell-off could boost mining companies, analysts said on Tuesday, ahead of earnings from some of the sector's biggest names.
Asian stock markets rose on Monday following last week's rally on Wall Street as investors brushed off a worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report.
Japanese equities led the gains in Asia on the final trading day of the week on optimism ahead of January's U.S. jobs report.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
Asian equity markets stabilized on Tuesday following two straight sessions of sharp losses but caution prevailed ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting.
The S&P 500 closed at an historic high on Wednesday, underscoring how pullbacks remain shallow.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index as the region's top loser following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight.
Japanese equities rose to a new six-year closing high on it's final trading day of the year after dollar-yen hit new multi-year highs.