Asian stocks outside of Shanghai declined on Friday amid caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.
Asian equities finished mostly higher on Wednesday following stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Australia.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with Shanghai and Japanese shares leading the gains despite the absence of a U.S. lead.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again and Fed Chair Janet Yellen spoke in Jackson Hole.
European stock markets closed down on Friday, on reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.
As sentiment turns bullish towards aluminum, analysts say the once-shunned metal is finally at a turning point.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the U.S. authorized targeted airstrikes on Iraq but strong Chinese data helped to boost sentiment.
Years of investment spending are starting to bear fruit and this will lift Rio Tinto's profits moving forward, says Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, Singapore.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Thursday ahead of a raft of global central bank meetings.
Rio Tinto reported a 21 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday, beating market forecasts as it slashed capital spending.
David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, discusses his expectations for the Australian miner ahead of earnings release.
Mark Taylor, Senior Resources Analyst at Morningstar, outlines why he expects lackluster figures from the Australian miner.
Ahead of earnings, Gaurav Sodhi, Resources Analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why the miner's aluminum business may beat expectations.
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.
European shares extended gains to close higher on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh growth data from China.
Asian stocks were mixed in choppy trade on Wednesday despite better-than-expected growth data from China.
David Lennox, Resources Analyst at Fat Prophets, says the move to lift production is part of Rio Tinto's future plans to meet market potential in 2020.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday, tracking U.S. declines, while caution set in ahead of the second-quarter earnings season.