Stocks to watch on the Australian stock exchange:
BHP – BHP BILLITON –
RIO – RIO TINTO –
FMG – FORTESCUE METALS –
Iron ore prices have fallen $US5 in the past two weeks, down to $US 65.17 in Singapore on Tuesday.
NST – NORTHERN STAR
NCM – NEWCREST MINING
EVN – EVOLUTION
Gold prices fell on Tuesday after hitting a near six-week high as the US dollar rose and risk appetite revived in global financial markets, but the precious metal remained underpinned by an array of geopolitical tensions.