China's Shanghai Composite index finished in negative turf late Wednesday, as investor confidence remained frail.» Read More
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.
Aluminum makers have been shifting from mining, refining and smelting and focusing on fabricated products. Here's why.
A choking smog across much of northern China threatens major coal projects globally that are still on the drawing board.
A gloomy quarterly earnings report from Caterpillar should be treated as a warning sign for the global mining industry.
A battle between Gina Rinehart and her children could lead to a shift of power in the board room and loosen the tycoon's grip on her empire.
Asian shares retraced most of their early losses by midday Tuesday, even as the U.S. government shutdown dragged into its second week.
Japan's benchmark index staged a dramatic turnaround on Thursday to outperform Asian equity markets but sentiment remained cautious ahead of of next week's U.S. budget vote.
Global resource stocks have had a run-up in the recent weeks driven by signs of stabilization in China's economy, but questions are arising over the sustainability of this trend.
Bulls and bears have been duking it out this week in the worst three day sell off for stocks in two months.