The Australian share market has climbed at the open, lifted by the big miners and banks, shrugging off a choppy overnight session on Wall Street.
Rio Tinto's third-quarter iron shipments fell about five per cent as a result of planned maintenance and safety pauses following a fatality.
Wall Street has finished an up and down trading day lower, as concerns over interest rates and corporate earnings weigh on market confidence.
Australian shares have continued to slide, with the market shedding nearly 60 points to close nearly one per cent lower.
Coles' food and liquor sales rose in the first quarter as preparations continue for the shareholder vote on the supermarket chain's demerger.
Former head of project development for Hancock Prospecting, Sanjiv Manchanda, has been named Atlas Iron's new chief executive.
The Australian sharemarket is tipped to open lower on Monday following a turbulent week in international markets and at home.
The Australian share market has closed flat after its worst trading week since January 2016 after US stocks finally came off the boiler.
Western Australian wheat output, in particular, is expected to take a hit after a dry, cold September, with an earlier and reduced harvest increasingly likely.
Shares in Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment have slumped ahead of their planned merger after Fairfax flagged a fall in revenue
A US federal judge has set a trial date for a Republican congressman charged with insider trading scheme involving Australian biotech Innate.
US stock indices have closed lower for a sixth consecutive day as investors fret about rising interest rates and the impact of a trade war.
Australian stocks have slid further in the afternoon to finish on its second worst day of the year on the back of a "perfect storm" overnight on Wall Street.