European shares closed down on Monday, with sentiment curbed by lower commodity prices as well as an profit warning from supermarket Tesco.
The prices of a range of commodities slid further Monday, dragging down stocks as investors feared more pain ahead for the asset class.
Asian shares rose on Friday following liquidity boosting measures from China and after Scottish voters decided against independence.
Jean-Marc Lieberherr, Managing Director of Rio Tinto Diamonds, introduces the firm's extremely rare red and pink diamonds, which will be featured at its exclusive annual sale in Hong Kong.
Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday on speculation whether the U.S. Fed will maintain its dovish policy stance and following reports of Chinese stimulus.
Asian equity markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday as investors awaited the start of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in the day.
Asian equity markets were mixed on the final trading day of the week as investors avoided making aggressive bets before a key set of Chinese data over the weekend.
Spot iron ore prices are at their lowest level since September 2009 and experts say small mine closures may be the only catalyst for higher prices.
Asian indices traded mixed on Thursday, overlooking a positive handover from Wall Street.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.
Fifty four rare red and pink diamonds from Rio Tinto's Australian mines hit the market today, with CNBC's Sue Herera.
Asian stocks outside of Shanghai declined on Friday amid caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.
Asian equities finished mostly higher on Wednesday following stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Australia.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with Shanghai and Japanese shares leading the gains despite the absence of a U.S. lead.
Some of Thursday's midday movers:
European shares closed lower on Friday as tensions in Ukraine flared up once again and Fed Chair Janet Yellen spoke in Jackson Hole.
European stock markets closed down on Friday, on reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.
As sentiment turns bullish towards aluminum, analysts say the once-shunned metal is finally at a turning point.
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the U.S. authorized targeted airstrikes on Iraq but strong Chinese data helped to boost sentiment.
Years of investment spending are starting to bear fruit and this will lift Rio Tinto's profits moving forward, says Juerg Kiener, MD & CIO at Swiss Asia Capital, Singapore.