While US markets rose after the Fed outlined plans to gradually withdraw stimulus, our markets did not follow suit even amidst a sea of deals.

Leading the charge today was IGO (ASX:IGO) which after months of negotiations looks to have inked a deal to acquire fellow nickel miner Western Areas (ASX:WSA) for $1.1 billion.

Qantas (ASX:QAN) confirmed it was going with the Airbus A220 and Airbus A320 to replace its current domestic fleet, at a price worth tens of billions of dollars.

Other stocks announcing deals included Sims (ASX:SGM), which was buying US metal recycler Atlantic Recycling Group, Hotel Property Investments (ASX:HPI) and MA Financial (ASX:MAF), which announced separate pub acquisitions as well as Credit Clear (ASX:CCR) which is buying debt recovery solutions provider ARMA Group.

The ASX 200 finished 0.43% lower, closing at 7,296 points. Healthcare stocks plunged 5% and energy fell 1.17% although tech gained 2.07%.



(Stocks highlighted in yellow rose after making announcements during the trading day).

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Code Company Price % Volume
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.002 100 4718499
NTL New Talisman Gold 0.0015 50 2953992
VPR Volt Power Group 0.003 50 68270
OEX Oilex Ltd 0.004 33 35777285
A8G Australasian Metals 0.505 29 820717
BIT Biotron Limited 0.1 27 15655336
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.0025 25 2792376
T3D 333D Limited 0.0025 25 2495593
TSC Twenty Seven Co. Ltd 0.005 25 1443317
ENR Encounter Resources 0.16 23 1357451
TNY Tinybeans Group Ltd 0.67 23 36475
XPN Xpon Technologies 0.245 23 4293339
PGD Peregrine Gold 0.445 20 680969
LCT Living Cell Tech. 0.006 20 12367691
ROO Roots Sustainable 0.006 20 1617272
CBL Control Bionics 0.475 17 3201
REZ Resourc & En Grp Ltd 0.058 16 736734
REC Rechargemetals 0.19 15 72500
ADO Anteotech Ltd 0.195 15 4484249
CZR CZR Resources Ltd 0.008 14 2497253
GML Gateway Mining 0.016 14 4602914
POL Polymetals Resources 0.16 14 199407
OVTDA Ovato Limited 0.25 14 60000
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Oilex (ASX:OEX) jumped after announcing it had received a court order in India which removed the imposition of production curtailment at its Cambay field.

In tech, family-focused photo sharing app Tinybeans (ASX:TNY) also rose strongly, after a trading update where the company said it’s on track for a record quarter in December.

Biotron (ASX:BIT) rose after an update on its HIV and COVID-19 clinical programs. The company said its Phase II trial against HIV had been extended to include a second site in Australia.

Rising on its ASX debut was XPON Technologies (ASX:XPN), which provides cloud-based marketing technology solutions.

In resources winners included Encounter Resources (ASX:ENR) and Ozaurum Resources (ASX:OZM) with exploration results.



(Stocks highlighted in yellow fell after making announcements during the trading day).

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Code Company Price % Volume
IDT IDT Australia Ltd 0.29 -40 8697663
NPM Newpeak Metals 0.0015 -25 250000
SCT Scout Security Ltd 0.029 -22 3346010
AGS Alliance Resources 0.145 -22 3750
ENT Enterprise Metals 0.013 -19 338500
M2M Mtmalcolmminesnl 0.115 -18 686842
AIR Astivita Ltd 0.65 -16 1467
PRS Prospech Limited 0.063 -15 36138
SBW Shekel Brainweigh 0.205 -15 168010
AJM Altura Mining Ltd 0.012 -14 80285063
IVT Inventis Limited 0.095 -14 277878
KLR Kaili Resources Ltd 0.027 -13 119000
RNX Renegade Exploration 0.007 -13 1146269
PXX Polarx Limited 0.032 -12 1286391
CCR Credit Clear 0.475 -12 402698
PNN PepinNini Minerals 0.41 -11 543100
MMC Mitremining 0.18 -10 277410
RCR Rincon 0.135 -10 176307
ARO Astro Resources NL 0.0045 -10 1000000
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.009 -10 9209150
TRU Truscreen 0.072 -10 203100
JAY Jayride Group 0.19 -9.5238 38579
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Arena REIT’s (ASX:ARF) estimates that since June 30, its total property has grown 13.9% to $154 million. It credited macroeconomic drivers in the early learning sector, which it services through a portfolio of properties hosting childcare centres.

Fellow REIT Auctus (ASX:AVC) unveiled plans to spin out its US college student housing assets into its own ASX entity. It plans to list in February next year with a $45 million IPO and will consist of 11 properties with a fair value of US$189 million.

Suncorp (ASX:SUN) won a ratings upgrade from S&P Global Ratings. It has moved from A+ to AA- with a stable outlook, a move S&P said reflects the group’s business diversity and earnings resilience.

Cronos (ASX:CAU) sealed a deal to merge with CDA Health. The move has resulted in the replacement of four directors as well as $5 million in cash and 403.55m shares being issued to CDA Health which now owns 73.6% of the group.

Two days after plunging due to Novartis walking away from a partnership, Mesoblast (ASX:MSB) got positive feedback from the FDA on its Phase 3 program of rexlemestrocel-L in patients with chronic lower back pain due to degenerative disc disease.




National Tyre & Wheel (ASX:NTD) – capital raising
Laserbond (ASX:LBL) – capital raising and acquisition
Corporate Travel Management (ASX:CTD) – capital raising
RTG Mining (ASX:RTG) – capital raising
Frontier Digital Ventures (ASX:FDV) – capital raising
Battery Minerals (ASX:BAT) – capital raising
Pearl Global (ASX:PG1) – capital raising
Kalamazoo Resources (ASX:KZR) – earn in transaction
Audio Pixels (ASX:AKP) – material agreement
The Sustainable Nutrition Group (ASX:TSN) – capital raising and acquisition


Magnis Energy Technologies (ASX:MNS) – off-take agreement
Bounty Oil & Gas (ASX:BUY) – PEP-11 update
Bionomics (ASX:BNO) – US IPO update
Emyria (ASX:EMD) – technology partnership
Matsa Resources (ASX:MAT) – divestment
IGO (ASX:IGO) – acquisition
Esports Mogul (ASX:ESH) – capital raising
Greenland Minerals (ASX:GGG) – outcome of Greenland government meeting
Mayur Resources (ASX:MRL) – capital raising
Future First Technologies (ASX:FFT) – capital raising