Asian stocks were mixed on the first day of the fourth-quarter as investors focused on political unrest in Hong Kong and key Chinese data.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day in nearly two months.
China's steel consumption fell for the first time, leading to a surplus of iron ore and a 40 percent plunge in prices of the steelmaking raw material.
Mike Harrowell, Director, Resources Research at BBY, discusses the impact of falling iron ore prices on major miners like BHP Billiton.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday following Chinese factory data but trade was quiet with Japan shut for the Autumnal Equinox holiday.
MiMining firms have put on a brave face, but their brutal actions cannot reverse a cyclical downturn brought on by China's cooling property market.
European shares closed down on Monday, with sentiment curbed by lower commodity prices as well as an profit warning from supermarket Tesco.
The prices of a range of commodities slid further Monday, dragging down stocks as investors feared more pain ahead for the asset class.
Asian shares rose on Friday following liquidity boosting measures from China and after Scottish voters decided against independence.
Jean-Marc Lieberherr, Managing Director of Rio Tinto Diamonds, introduces the firm's extremely rare red and pink diamonds, which will be featured at its exclusive annual sale in Hong Kong.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday on speculation whether the U.S. Fed will maintain its dovish policy stance and following reports of Chinese stimulus.
Asian equity markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday as investors awaited the start of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.
Asian equity markets were mixed on the final trading day of the week as investors avoided making aggressive bets before a key set of Chinese data over the weekend.
Spot iron ore prices are at their lowest level since September 2009 and experts say small mine closures may be the only catalyst for higher prices.
Asian indices traded mixed on Thursday, overlooking a positive handover from Wall Street.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.
Fifty four rare red and pink diamonds from Rio Tinto's Australian mines hit the market today, with CNBC's Sue Herera.
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.