After falling as much as 0.5% in the morning trade the ASX ultimately closed higher than yesterday.

The ASX 200 closed at 7,530 points – 0.02% higher than yesterday – while the ASX Emerging Companies Index closed 0.55% higher at 2,474.

Resources was again the biggest laggard, declining 0.81% but energy gained 0.78% – only usurped by telcos, which gained 0.94%.

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST WINNERS

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AppsVillage (ASX:APV) rose after announcing it had raised US$500,000 to list on the TSXV exchange.

High flying lithium play Pan Asia Metals (ASX:PAM) surged with an exploration update.

TNT Mines (ASX:TIN) rose thanks to a project acquisition.

Reedy Lagoon Corp (ASX:RLC) staked an additional 186 placer claims in Nevada adjoining its Alkali Lake lithium project.

 

TODAY’S BIGGEST LOSERS

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Oil and gas Prominence Energy (ASX:PRM) fell after an exploration update in which it revealed it had been impacted by Hurricane Ida.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS YOU MAY’VE MISSED

Lindian Resources (ASX:LIN) updated shareholders on the situation in Guinea where it has an interest in three bauxite projects. The company admitted the situation was fluid but pointed to a statement from the National Committee for Reorientation and Development which promised that obligations related to mining agreements would be honoured.

Additive manufacturer AML3D (ASX:AL3) says its current welding dire composition project was progressing strongly. While the project has 6 months to go the company is anticipating further opportunities to emerge, naming the automotive, resources and shipbuilding sectors as candidates.

BNPL company Openpay (ASX:OPY) announced partnerships in the automotive space with Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres as well as the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce to offer its product to their respective customers. It also announced it was entering healthcare in the UK, saying its ezyVet software platform has just gone live in the UK.

SRJ Technologies (ASX:SRJ) is teaming up with Curtin University’s Corrosion Centre and private company SixDe to develop hydrogen compatible pipe technology. The project will kick off by the end of this year.

Woolworths (ASX:WOW) cashed out of its stake in Marley Spoon (ASX:MMM). It sold 28,026,000 CDIs for $53.3 million – a stake that would only have been worth little over a third of that when it first bought in a couple of years ago.

 

TRADING HALTS

Wednesday

Polymetals Resources (ASX:POL) – impact on Guinea tenements
Epsilon Healthcare (ASX:EPN) – long term corporate partnership
Hannans (ASX:HNR) – joint venture
Greenwing Resources (ASX:GW1) – capital raising
Mincor Resources (ASX:MCR) – capital raising
Galileo Mining (ASX:GAL) – capital raising
Okapi Resources (ASX:OKR) – drilling results
Strategic Energy Resources (ASX:SER) – capital raising
Norwest Energy (ASX:NWE) – drilling update
1st Group (ASX:1ST) – capital raising

Thursday

Eastern Iron (ASX:EFE) – price query
Golden Mile Resources (ASX:G88) –  capital raising
IOUpay (ASX:IOU) – acquisition
Amani Gold (ASX:ANL) – capital raising
DXN (ASX:DXN) – acquisition and capital raising
Imricor Medical Systems (ASX:IMR) – capital raising
Aussie Broadband (ASX:ABB) – capital raising