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  • Tech Sector Tumble Hits European Shares Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 9:34 AM ET

    Technology stocks fell to push European shares lower and send Germany's benchmark DAX index to a 2013 low on Tuesday.

  • Japan's Nikkei Hits 32-Month High; Asia Slips Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 5:11 AM ET

    Japanese shares surged to multi-year highs on Tuesday on rising expectations that strong political pressure will prompt the Bank of Japan to deliver bold monetary easing measures. Meanwhile, other Asian stock markets struggled as gains were capped on earnings caution.

  • Rio Tinto Numbers Surprise on the Upside  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 2:10 AM ET

    Paul Renken, senior geologist at VSA Capital, tells CNBC that Rio Tinto figures have surprised on the upside, suggesting some demand for iron ore.

  • Rio Tinto Output Tops Forecast on Resurgent China Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 11:39 PM ET
    A haul truck is loaded by a digger with material from the pit at Rio Tinto Group's West Angelas iron ore mine in Pilbara, Australia.

    Rio Tinto said on Tuesday its iron ore production beat its own guidance to hit 253 million tons in 2012, as the miner cashes in on resurgent Chinese demand that has driven up prices in recent months.

  • Asia Posts Modest Gains, Led by China Stocks Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 5:10 AM ET

    Asian stocks ended slightly higher on Monday, helped by a 3 percent boost in mainland Chinese shares but trading volume remained light with Japanese financial markets shut for a public holiday.

  • Mining Stocks Halt Europe Rally Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 10:29 AM ET

    European equities stalled on Friday, with weak economic data from the United States and concerns about the scope for more stimulus in China giving investors the excuse to lock in profits.

  • China at 4-Month Low on CPI Data; Japan Rallies Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 5:15 AM ET

    Asian shares ended mixed on Friday as a pick-up in Chinese inflation prompted profit taking, with mainland shares slumping 1.8 percent. But Japan's Nikkei managed to defy broader regional weakness as the yen logged fresh losses.

  • 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.