Asian stocks outside Australia recovered from a lackluster open to rise on Monday as a modestly positive lead from Wall Street offset the impact of sliding oil prices.» Read More
The mooted takeover of mining giant Rio Tinto by upstart Glencore may, in the way of other mining mergers, never happen.
Some of Monday's midday movers.
Traders are also watching Brazil after its election surprise.
BHP Billiton aims to cut its iron ore production costs by more than 25 percent and squeeze more tons from its mines as it aims to overtake Rio Tinto.
BHP Billiton freezes pay for its executives and management team, as the downturn across the mining sector continues. The Financial Times reports.
Iron ore prices continue to drop, leaving investors with a key question: how much worse will things get before they improve?
Plans by top iron ore miners to knock out high-cost rivals with a flood of cheap ore have had some success, but are meeting resistance in China.
Stocks fall across the globe amid growth fears. Commodities and emerging markets are among the biggest losers.
The theory is that Alibaba is such a gigantic offering that it is reducing interest in other IPOs anywhere on or near the horizon.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
Asian indices painted a mixed trading picture on Monday after a gathering of central bankers failed to give any clues about interest rates.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Wall Street's upbeat performance overnight, helped by a subside in geopolitical tensions, elevated Asian bourses to fresh closing highs on Tuesday.
Asian equities traded mixed on Monday as a cautious sentiment set in after fresh conflict in Ukraine at the weekend.
Investors will be looking at data due from Japan and China in the week ahead, for further cues on the health of Asia's two largest economies.
Most Asian equities traded higher on the last trading day of the week, taking cues from a firm finish on Wall Street overnight.
Rio Tinto said it was on track to produce 295 million tons of the steel-making material in 2014, up from 266 million last year.
European shares closed around the flatline on Thursday, paring earlier gains.
Blackstone exec Bruce Wrobel did well and wanted to do good—and that may have had tragic consequences.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.