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European equities finished lower on Wednesday as investors fretted over renewed weakness in global commodity markets.
Asia shares ended Wednesday mixed, with South Korea and Hong Kong in the red, while Australia rose. Japan shares ended the year's final session up.
Asian equities closed higher Tuesday, after the Japan and South Korea markets erased early losses and the Australian market totted up gains.
Asian equities turned mixed on Thursday, dragged by a sell-off on the mainland, knocking the region's Christmas cheer before the holiday period.
Asia stocks ended mixed in quiet trade on Wednesday following a sharp rally on Wall Street and higher oil prices.
A judge in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais has frozen the Brazilian assets of mining giants BHP Billiton and Vale.
European markets closed lower on Friday as the sharp rally from the day before lost steam and investors remained cautious on the price of oil.
Major markets in Asia closed mostly lower on Friday as investors focused on economic data, central bank decisions and commodity prices.
European markets held onto gains on Wednesday ahead of a widely-expected interest rate rise by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
European equities closed sharply lower on Monday as oil and commodities continued to slide, while investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting this week.
European markets closed sharply lower on Friday as investor sentiment was curbed by more declines in the oil price.
European equities closed mixed on Thursday as investors eyed the continued rout in oil prices and other commodities.
European markets ended mixed to slightly lower on Wednesday as investors tried to digest what was happening with commodities.
European equities ended sharply in negative territory after a volatile day for oil prices and miners.
Mining stocks suffered from relentless selling on Tuesday, with Anglo American tumbling over 11 percent to a fresh record low.
European equities finished trade mixed to mostly higher on Monday despite a sharp drop in oil prices weighing on investor sentiment.
European equities closed sharply lower Thursday after investors were left disappointed by the measures announced by the ECB.
European equities closed Monday trade in mixed territory as a jump in oil prices boosted sentiment, at the start of an important week for markets and central banks.
The dam burst unleashed 60M cubic meters of waste that devastated a village, killed at least 13 people and polluted a major river valley.
European equities closed lower on Friday as investors reacted to sharp falls in China's stock markets.