Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
European markets closed near 21-month highs Tuesday, supported by an upbeat session on Wall Street and a stabilization in commodity prices.
European stocks closed lower Monday as investors reacted to Emmanuel Macron French election victory.
Most Asia markets were lower on Thursday as the Fed stuck to a hawkish bent overnight and metal prices tumbled.
Despite Chinese property curbs, mainland construction will likely support iron ore pries going forward, says Paul Bartholomew of S&P Global Platts.
Markets in Asia closed mixed on Thursday, with Japanese shares falling amid a stronger yen against the dollar.
Barry Dawes, Martin Place Securities, weighs in on Elliott Management's BHP strategy proposals and the direction of iron ore prices.
BHP Billiton launched on Wednesday a full-throated rebuttal of hedge fund Elliott's proposals for an overhaul of the Anglo-Australian miner.
Elliott Management Corp's activist campaign to shake up Anglo-Australian mining group BHP Billiton relies on tested U.S. shareholder activism strategies to deliver one of the hedge fund's biggest ever bets on a company.
European markets were under pressure on Monday amid increased geopolitical risks as investors continued to digest the U.S. missile attack in Syria.
Hedge fund manager Elliott Advisors said on Monday it has sent a plan to BHP Billiton directors to unlock shareholder value.
Asian markets mostly fell, tracking losses on Wall Street and ahead of a highly-anticipated summit between the leaders of China and the U.S.
China, the world's biggest coking coal importer, is scrambling to cover Australian supply disruptions.
Asian shares were higher on Monday, as traders eye news ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to the U.S.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday as investors digested the official start of Britain's much-anticipated Brexit proceedings.
Asia markets were mostly lower amid rising doubts over U.S. President Donald Trump's ability to pass legislative reforms.
The strike at Chile's Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, is ending.
The union called the fresh offer from management to end the strike "manipulative."
Anil Agarwal's attempt to buy £2bn of shares in Anglo American will give him a major say in one of the world's top miners, the FT reports.
A strike at the Escondida copper mine in Chile appeared far from ending on Monday as the conflict neared its third week.