Seven years after the start of a political crisis, Madagascar is declaring itself open for business.
European indexes closed mostly higher as investors reacted to volatile oil markets and awaited the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
Most Asian markets advanced Tuesday as energy plays rallied after rising oil prices spurred a banner session on Wall Street.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Monday, as oil prices rallied on supply outages in Canada and the replacement of Saudi's oil minister.
This year's respite from the commodities rout is a "bit overdone", the CEO of one of the world's largest natural resources companies told CNBC.
Most Asian markets lost ground on Friday, but Australian shares erased earlier losses after the central bank lowered its inflation forecast.
Asian markets likely got a fillip from higher oil prices, closing mostly higher Thursday after wavering throughout the trading session.
Despite strong GDP growth, demand still remains weak, warns James McIntyre, Australia chief economist at Macquarie.
Asian markets joined the slump in global equities, as the U.S. dollar strengthened and oil prices lost ground.
European markets ended sharply lower on Tuesday as earnings from major banks disappointed, and a sharp decline in mining stocks weighed.
European equities finished mixed as investors digested a whole raft of new earnings, ahead of a number of important central bank meetings this week.
European stocks ended trade in the red, amid weak sentiment across the globe, as a sharp decline in mining stocks weighed on the wider benchmarks.
European stocks finished in negative territory on Friday as sharp losses in the autos and basic resources sectors dragged the wider benchmarks lower.
European markets closed higher on Wednesday, as crude oil prices pared losses.
Some of the world's biggest iron ore miners are slashing output targets, a move likely to fuel price gains for the commodity.
European stock indexes closed higher on Tuesday, as a sharp tick-up in oil prices and commodity stocks boosted sentiment.
Rio Tinto on Tuesday cut its 2017 production guidance from its Australian iron ore mines due to a delay in the roll out of its Autohaul technology.
The iron ore rally this year puts the revenue of major miner Rio Tinto "in good stead," says Fat Prophets' resources analyst, David Lennox.
European stocks closed higher on Monday, as investors tried to shake off concerns as oil prices pared losses.
Rio Tinto is well-placed to take advantage of improving commodity prices, says Paradigm Securities' resources head, Barry Dawes.