As BHP Billiton's spin-off begins trading, investors are eyeing the battered mining sector for longer-term opportunities.» Read More
Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Investor, says markets seem more interested in the miner's move to spin off a range of mining assets to create a separately listed firm.
While BHP Billiton's decision to spin off a suite of assets is a "smart move", the value created for shareholders will be incremental, says Warren Gilman, Chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings.
European stock markets closed down on Friday, on reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Chinese metals traders have opened offices in Singapore, aiming to capture opportunities created by the exit of a string of Western banks.
Jeff Largey, head of metals and mining research at Macquarie Group, looks ahead to earnings at BHP Billiton and Glencore Xstrata.
Most Asian bourses followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, except Chinese and Indian shares which failed to track Asia-wide gains.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the U.S. authorized targeted airstrikes on Iraq but strong Chinese data helped to boost sentiment.
Asian equities followed their U.S. peers lower on Wednesday on worries that Russia-Ukraine tensions could escalate into a military conflict.
Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as profit-taking offset a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.
Australia equities are a resilient lot, shrugging off a slew of economic headwinds this year to trade at nearly six-year highs.
Asian stocks ended Monday mostly lower due to ongoing geopolitical tensions while volumes were light with Japan shut for a public holiday.
Asian equities extended losses into a third session on Wednesday following a selloff on Wall Street overnight and steady Chinese inflation data.
Asian stocks declined in rangebound trade on Monday in the absence of a lead from Wall Street last week due to the July 4 U.S. holiday.
Asian equities ended mixed on Friday following a better-than-expected U.S. employment report.
Asian equity markets turned mixed on Thursday in cautious trade before key U.S. economic data and a European Central Bank meeting.
Asian equity markets kicked off the week with modest gains on Monday as traders brace for a week full of event risk.
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European markets closed lower on Wednesday, amid concern over the violence in Iraq.
Asian stocks fell on Wednesday as geopolitical concerns over Iraq overshadowed better-than-expected U.S. data.