There’s not a lot to cheer about right now, particularly if you’re still not allowed to roam your city freely.

While Victoria will leave lockdown from tomorrow night, restrictions will remain and New South Wales shows no sign of getting on top of its outbreak.

But in case you’d forgotten, our cricketers have been touring the Caribbean. Overnight, we defeated the West Indies in the third ODI and won the series 2-1.

So that’s something.

And in Tokyo, Australia has recorded 3 gold medals, 1 silver and 3 bronze, putting it in sixth place (one spot behind the Brits – gah). Japan sits on top with 8 gold medals followed by the USA with 7.

The ASX is having a positive day as well, with the ASX 200 gaining 0.41% in the first couple of hours of trade.



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(Stocks highlighted in yellow made market-moving announcements.)

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Listing today was mining services company Aquirian (ASX:AQN) and it jumped 20 per cent in early trade.

Accelerate (ASX:AX8) climbed off the back of a company update in which it revealed it was beginning exploration of its recently acquired manganese assets in WA’s Pilbara region.

Aged care provider and takeover target Japara (ASX:JHC) unanimously recommended a takeover bid for the company.

Stocks climbing after releasing their financial results quarterlies or full year included Temple & Webster (ASX:TPW) and Alcidion (ASX:ALC).



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Freelancer (ASX:FLN) fell after releasing its half yearly financial results.