Jul 29, 2013 10:54 AM ET
Australian indexes closed higher in thin trading and more mining companies warned of tougher times ahead. Newcrest Mining credit rating was cut. OZ Minerals announced a one-time charge. Rio Tinto agreed to sell a stake in a copper mine to a China based company.
Jul 23, 2013 10:11 AM ET
Australian stocks advanced and the dollar traded near its recent low. Fortescue Metals reaffirmed its annual iron ore output target and plans more cost cuts. Billabong sold its Dakine brand for $70 million and completed its $325 million bridge loan.