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Puru Saxena, CEO of Puru Saxena Wealth Management says miners' profitability will come under pressure.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says he has a preference for BHP Billiton shares over rival Rio Tinto. He says incoming CEO Andrew Mackenzie will continue the company's strategy to remain highly diversified.
Australia's Fortescue Metals Group, the world's No. 4 iron ore producer, reported a 40 percent fall in first-half profit as the price of the steel-making ingredient fell sharply and costs rose.
CNBC's Matthew Taylor takes on the challenge of the daily 'Stock in 60 Seconds' segment and looks at shares of BHP Billiton to observe the impact of CEO Marius Klopper's resignation.
Marius Kloppers, outgoing CEO of BHP Billiton reassures shareholders at a Sydney press conference that the world's biggest miner won't change tack after shocking investors by announcing Kloppers' retirement in May.
Global miner BHP Billiton appointed the head of its non-ferrous business as its new chief executive on Wednesday to replace Marius Kloppers.
Mike Harrowell, Senior Resources Analyst at BBY, on why BHP Billiton's outgoing CEO Marius Kloppers did not prove to be a cultural or strategic success during his time at the helm.
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2013’s surge in merger and acquisition-related activity is heading for Europe, according to strategists who say the continent has the same essential ingredients in place for a revival in deals as the U.S.
Scott Phillips, Investment Analyst, Motley Fool Australia, takes the pulse of corporate reports as the earnings season kicks into high gear in Australia.
Japan's Nikkei extended losses on Friday on news that a conservative may be the leading candidate to head the Bank of Japan while Australian and South Korean shares ended a range-bound session relatively flat, weighed down by weak euro zone growth.
Rio Tinto's new chief flagged he would slash costs, spend capital more carefully and focus on shareholder value after the world's no.3 miner reported a $3 billion loss, its first ever full-year loss.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Monday in holiday-thinned trade with many of the region's markets shut for the Lunar New Year holidays.
Rio Tinto said on Monday an Australian regulator has ruled that the firm's key iron ore rail lines do not have to be opened to rivals, reinforcing the miner's grip on the global market.
Asian shares edged up on Friday after China's trade data for January beat forecasts to underscore a recovery trend, but prices were capped by investors seeking to book profits before next week's Chinese New Year holidays.
Brad Partridge, Portfolio Manager at Macquarie Private Portfolio Management is getting more positive on the macro environment, and the potential flow-through to BHP Billiton. He also says the potential for a sharp fall in profits is already priced into BHP's shares.
Chen Wai Yee, Senior Adviser, Derivatives Specialist at Ord Minnett says BHP Billiton shares should trade within a A$36-38 range until March. She gives us her selling strangles trade to increase investors' income.
Kingsley Jones, Founder and CIO, Jevons Global says countries with high levels of sovereign debt is an ongoing story. He says Argentina may not be the only country trying to find ways to lessen its debt burden.
Asian shares wiped earlier gains on Friday as a tepid Chinese manufacturing report dented sentiment, leaving investors on tenterhooks ahead of U.S. nonfarm payroll data due later in the day.
Asian stocks closed higher on Wednesday, with investors shifting their focus to corporate earnings in the region and the Federal Reserve's policy announcement later in the day.