A recent 2.3 tonne methamphetamine seizure is the biggest domestic drug haul in US Drug Enforcement Administration history.

“These two seizures are more than enough to provide a dose of meth for every man, woman and child in the United States and Mexico,” said DEA Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea.

A very generous offer in these trying times.

To Markets …

On Thursday, European share markets fell sharply as surging COVID-19 infections prompted France to declare a public health state of emergency and the UK to impose tighter restrictions.

Wall Street dropped as the number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose to a two-month high last week, “stoking fears the COVID-19 pandemic was inflicting lasting damage to the labour market”, Morningstar says.

The ASX 200 is slightly softer on Friday, drifting lower by 9pts to 6,200.5. Health and mining stocks are weighing most while banks and energy are among the most improved, Commsec says.

WINNERS:

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday, October 16:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
ABB Aussie Broadband 2 100 $ 190,340,026.00
RFN Reffind 0.004 100 $ 2,486,517.24
CWL Consolidated Financial 0.038 52 $ 3,170,694.95
DOU Douugh 0.33 50 $ 67,066,638.32
BAT Battery Minerals 0.02 43 $ 18,453,281.69
LCT Living Cell Technologies 0.021 40 $ 8,571,614.72
NWE Norwest Energy 0.004 33 $ 14,203,401.22
ODA Orcoda 0.13 31 $ 11,487,814.67
MNB Minbos Resources 0.0025 25 $ 13,005,122.64
VAL Valor Resources 0.005 25 $ 7,683,392.34
AHL Ahalife Holdings 0.008 23 $ 8,644,925.47
CML Chase Mining 0.018 20 $ 4,780,536.02
DTR Dateline Resources 0.003 20 $ 20,525,195.19
HCD Hydrocarbon Dynamic 0.043 19 $ 12,487,814.89
PKO Peako 0.039 18 $ 6,250,434.86
8VI 8Vi Holdings 1.3 18 $ 48,815,189.50
AZS Azure Minerals 0.455 18 $ 93,244,157.55
MRD Mount Ridley Mines 0.0035 17 $ 8,048,381.86
PWN Parkway Minerals 0.014 17 $ 20,598,177.31

Victorian telco Aussie Broadband (ASX:ABB) has surged +100 per cent on debut.

Battery Minerals (ASX:BAT) has locked in the acquisition of a Victorian gold-copper project next to Stavely Minerals’ (ASX:SVY) world-class Thursday’s Gossan copper project.

The Andover nickel project in the Pilbara continues to impress, after a maiden drill hole sparked an immediate re-rate of Azure Minerals’ (ASX:AZS) share price early this week.

And wealth management platform Douugh (ASX:DOU) continues to surge after joining the ASX earlier this month through the reverse takeover of Ziptel (ASX:ZIP).

LOSERS:

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks at 12pm Friday, October 16:

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CODE COMPANY PRICE % CHANGE MARKET CAP
SKN Skin Elements 0.037 -54 $26,061,410.56
PCL Pancontinental Oil 0.001 -33 $ 8,110,073.23
PSL Paterson Resources 0.003 -25 $ 16,013,417.82
TIG Tigers Realm Coal 0.017 -23 $ 167,521,132.86
MPH Mediland Pharm 0.1 -20 $ 39,095,451.25
MLS Metals Australia 0.002 -20 $ 9,120,881.94
CGB Cann Global 0.0065 -19 $ 28,532,657.07
CLE Cyclone Metals 0.009 -18 $ 22,908,448.66
AOA Ausmon Resources 0.006 -14 $ 4,560,775.40
IDZ Indoor Skydive 0.012 -14 $ 4,713,801.39
TPD Talon Petroleum 0.003 -14 $ 15,231,263.34
HLX Helix Resources 0.008 -11 $ 7,147,079.35
UCM Uscom 0.175 -10 $ 29,350,088.63
TGA Thorn Group 0.18 -10 $ 64,472,444.03
3DP Pointerra 0.405 -10 $ 301,829,900.40
SYA Sayona Mining 0.009 -10 $ 28,431,914.30
AZI Alta Zinc 0.005 -9 $ 19,858,845.47
A1G African Gold 0.15 -9 $ 5,179,604.76
ADD Adavale Resources 0.03 -9 $ 5,649,413.22