U.K. equities closed higher on Friday, with the majority of European markets and many international markets closed for the Labor Day holiday.» Read More
BHP Billiton said it would cut its spending on shale drilling as it looks to meet its promise not to reduce dividends amid commodity price crashes.
European equities closed in positive territory on Tuesday amid speculation that the ECB will announce a full-scale bond-buying program on Thursday.
Asian stock markets traded higher late Tuesday, with sentiment supported by China's fourth quarter gross domestic product which beat expectations.
European equities closed largely higher on Monday, as investors look ahead to Thursday's European Central Bank meeting.
European equities were mostly higher on Friday, but Swiss stocks weighed on wider benchmarks.
Mining stocks sold off sharply on Wednesday, with Glencore falling to an all-time nadir, after copper plunged to a five-and-a half-year low.
Asian shares were mixed on Tuesday, as traders weighed a better-than-expected trade report from the mainland and the continued fall in global oil markets.
Narendra Modi promised to pursue predictable policies and ensure stable taxes, in a speech that sought to address concerns for foreign investors.
Asian equity markets raked in gains on Thursday, as the fall in oil prices abated, while a positive finish on Wall Street overnight lifted trading sentiment.
Asian stocks were mixed amid choppy trade on the first trading day of the week, as a raft of sluggish manufacturing surveys released across Europe and Asia over the past week curbed risk appetites.
On the first trading session of 2015, Asian equities were quiet on the back of a lack of foreign cues and economic data releases.
European shares closed mixed on Monday, with Greece struck by renewed political uncertainty after its politicians failed to agree on a new president.
China may be routinely underestimating its steel sector output, with official 2013 figures coming in 40 million tons below a key industry estimate.
Asian stocks pulled back sharply on Monday, as investors fretted about the relentless slide in energy prices and declining manufacturing sentiment in Japan. Also in focus was a hostage incident in Sydney.
European shares closed sharply higher on Friday after the U.S. monthly jobs report showed the economy adding 321,000 jobs in November.
TORONTO, Dec 3- Rio Tinto Plc's re-commitment to diamonds with a $350 million Canadian mine expansion has highlighted the prospects for a handful of smaller players boasting one of the sector's rarest commodities- new mines. Global consumer demand for diamond jewelry is forecast to grow at 4 to 5 percent annually, to $31 billion in 2018 from $25 billion last year,...
Asian equity markets were mixed on Friday following weak economic data and as oil prices extended their slide.
Asian equities rose on Wednesday following better-than-expected U.S. growth data but Japan underperformed on the back of a stronger currency.
Scott Philips, Advisor at The Motley Fool, says a merger between Rio Tinto and Glencore makes sense but warns that the deal will be riskier for Glencore.
Take a look at some of Friday's midday movers: