Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
European shares closed lower on Tuesday, with sentiment curbed by weak economic data from Germany and a downturn on Wall Street.
The mooted takeover of mining giant Rio Tinto by upstart Glencore may, in the way of other mining mergers, never happen.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Tuesday, as investors anxiously await the start of third-quarter earnings season.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Equities in Asia were mixed on Tuesday as investors focused on central bank decisions in Japan and Australia.
Jessica Ground, U.K. equities fund manager at Schroders, says Glencore's merger bid for Rio Tinto was a "smart move" as it would give it access to the iron ore market.
Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from rival Glencore in August, the miner said on Tuesday. CNBC's anchors discuss what it means for the sector.
Tim Schroeders, Portfolio Manager at Pengana Capital, discusses news that Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore in August.
Rio Tinto rejected a merger approach from smaller rival Glencore to create a $160 billion mining and trading giant in August.
Some of Monday's midday movers.
Traders are also watching Brazil after its election surprise.
Asian equities were mixed on Monday in holiday-thinned trade following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report last week.
Asian stocks dropped on Thursday following a weak U.S. lead and continued unrest in Hong Kong, while investors await the European Central Bank's policy meeting.
Asian stocks were mixed on the first day of the fourth-quarter as investors focused on political unrest in Hong Kong and key Chinese data.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Friday after Wall Street suffered its worst day in nearly two months.
China's steel consumption fell for the first time, leading to a surplus of iron ore and a 40 percent plunge in prices of the steelmaking raw material.
Mike Harrowell, Director, Resources Research at BBY, discusses the impact of falling iron ore prices on major miners like BHP Billiton.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday following Chinese factory data but trade was quiet with Japan shut for the Autumnal Equinox holiday.
MiMining firms have put on a brave face, but their brutal actions cannot reverse a cyclical downturn brought on by China's cooling property market.