Shanghai shares hogged the spotlight on Friday, as the key Shanghai Composite index extended losses, while Japan was the "quiet achiever" for the day.» Read More
Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August.
BHP Billiton aims to cut its iron ore production costs by more than 25 percent and squeeze more tons from its mines as it aims to overtake Rio Tinto.
Iron ore prices continue to drop, leaving investors with a key question: how much worse will things get before they improve?
Plans by top iron ore miners to knock out high-cost rivals with a flood of cheap ore have had some success, but are meeting resistance in China.
The theory is that Alibaba is such a gigantic offering that it is reducing interest in other IPOs anywhere on or near the horizon.
Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Asian indices painted a mixed trading picture on Monday after a gathering of central bankers failed to give any clues about interest rates.
Shares of mining giant BHP Billiton closed 4.9 percent lower in London on Tuesday after the group announced plans to spinoff businesses worth around $16 billion.
Most Asian bourses followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, except Chinese and Indian shares which failed to track Asia-wide gains.
Rio Tinto reported a 21 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday, beating market forecasts as it slashed capital spending.
Rio Tinto posted an 8 percent drop in first-quarter shipments compared with the previous quarter due to weather disruptions in Australia and Canada.
Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart has secured $7.2 billion in debt for her Roy Hill iron ore mining project.
Asian shares mostly saw subdued trade on Thursday, ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
BHP Billiton reported a 31 percent rise in first-half profit on Tuesday and signaled it would consider a dividend hike in August.
Global miner Rio Tinto reported a 45 percent jump in second-half profit on Thursday, beating market forecasts.
BHP Billiton posted strong rises in its December quarter and said it was well positioned to reward shareholders as productivity increased.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
The S&P 500 closed at an historic high on Wednesday, underscoring how pullbacks remain shallow.
Australian miners shoveled record tonnages of iron ore in the December quarter, supported by billions of dollars worth of expansion plans coming on stream.
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