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  • Asian Shares Cheer Strong China Trade Data Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian shares ended higher on Thursday as much stronger-than-expected Chinese trade data magnified positive momentum from global markets overnight, strengthening signs of recovery in the world's second-largest economy.

  • Asia Steady After Profit Taking; Earnings Eyed Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    Asian shares ended mixed on Wednesday after rounds of profit taking from a sharp rally at the start of the new year subsided, while investors waited warily for corporate earnings season to kick off in full force.

  • Business Leaders Warn Cameron on EU Exit Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 1:44 AM ET
    David Cameron

    UK business leaders, including Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell, warned Prime Minister David Cameron in a letter to the Financial Times on Wednesday that he risks hurting Britain's businesses if he proposes to exit the European Union.

  • Asian Stocks Ease Ahead of US Earnings Reports Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 5:03 AM ET

    Asian shares fell on Tuesday as investors turned cautious after the new year's rallies, with corporate earnings season for the last quarter of 2012 looming and the European Central Bank's policy meeting due later in the week.

  • Asia Closes Lower; Banking Stocks Support Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 5:16 AM ET

    Asian stocks drifted on Monday as investors booked profits from a New Year rally that had pushed markets to multi-month highs, but financial stocks gained after global regulators decided to relax draft plans for tough new bank liquidity rules.

  • What's Booming? China's Demand for Iron Ore Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:33 PM ET
    Iron ore from Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.'s Cloudbreak mine arrives at the receiving facility at the company's Port Hedland operation in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

    Iron ore exports to China from Australia's Port Hedland, a bellwether for Chinese industrial activity, surged 25 percent in December from the previous month to a record level, shipping data showed.

  • Europe Shares Close Near 2012 Highs Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012 | 9:04 AM ET

    European shares ended higher on Tuesday, as investors bet that U.S. Democrats and Republicans will reach a deal to avoid a "fiscal cliff" of year-end austerity measures.

  • Time to Add Some Risk: Expert     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    Stephen Hogan, Senior Private Client Adviser, Equities/Derivatives, Novus Capital says risk assets should rally in the coming months. He says it's a good time to add some exposure to stocks like BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.

  • Asia Crawls Higher on US, China Outlook Monday, 10 Dec 2012 | 5:00 AM ET

    Asian shares touched a 16-month high on Monday as investors took heart from rising factory output growth in China and a falling unemployment rate in the United States that raised hopes about the outlook for the world's top two economies.

  • Asian Shares Hit 2012 Highs, China Rallies Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 5:00 AM ET

    Asian shares touched fresh 16-month highs on Friday as investors awaited U.S. nonfarm payrolls data due later in the day, with sentiment underpinned by signs that China's economy is stabilizing.

  • Freeport-McMoran Sets Two Deals Worth $9 Billion Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 9:05 AM ET
    Copper coil

    Freeport-McMoran bought Plains Exploration and McMoran Exploration -- a company in which it already owns a partial stake -- in two deals worth a combined $9 billion.

  • Asia Hits 16-Month High, China Leads Gains Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 4:40 AM ET

    Asian shares hit a 16-month high on Wednesday, led by surging Chinese equities on hopes for stable growth, but concerns over whether U.S. lawmakers can break a budget impasse before year-end to avert a possible economic slump kept optimism in check.

  • Stocks to Watch: TIF, LTD, NKE & More Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 8:01 AM ET

    Take a look at some of Thursday's morning movers.

  • Rio Tinto Boost Is Short-Lived: CEO     Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:45 AM ET

    Warren Gilman, chairman and CEO of CEF Holdings, explains to CNBC his reaction to Rio Tinto's recent jump in the stock market, saying the price of its shares will most likely come back down shortly.

  • Rio Tinto: Cautiously Optimistic on China     Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 12:10 AM ET

    Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto discusses the impact of China's recovery on commodity prices as well as the company's latest round of cost-cutting measures.

  • Volume Growth to Offset Weak Metal Prices     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 8:50 PM ET

    Hayden Bairstow, Head of Australian Resources Research at CLSA says that miners are upping their investments to expand capacity. This means that volume growth will help offset weak metal prices.

  • Not All Gloom & Doom for Australian Miners     Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 9:40 PM ET

    With signs of a pick-up in economic activity in China, Michael McCormick, Director, Belvedere Share Managers discusses whether Australian mining firms like Rio Tinto were too quick to shelve their projects.

  • By Maytaal Angel and Clara Ferreira-Marques. LONDON, Oct 12- Mining firms, already cutting back after years of rising costs, could do more to tighten their belts and should use the proceeds to increase payouts to yield-hungry investors, BlackRock, the world's largest fund manager said on Friday.

  • *Credit Suisse cuts Rio Tinto target price to 3500 p from 3800 p; rating. *Credit Suisse cuts ENRC target price to 400 p from 450 p; rating. *Credit Suisse cuts Anglo American target price to 2100 p from 2200 p;.

  • RESEARCH ALERT-HSBC cuts Antofagasta to underweight Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 2:30 AM ET

    Oct 12-:* HSBC cuts Antofagasta to underweight from neutral* HSBC cuts Anglo to neutral from overweight. *HSBC cuts Rio Tinto target price to 3220 p from 4320 p; rating. Reuters Station users, click. 1580.