Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX open
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Domestically today, it’s the main event on this week’s data calendar with the release of September employment figures from the ABS (11:30am eastern).
The median forecast is for 15,000 jobs to be added, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.3 per cent.
Also this morning, RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle is scheduled to give a speech in Sydney at 9:15am (eastern time). And with the title of “Housing and the Economy”, Debelle’s speech is likely to get plenty of attention among market analysts.
Elsewhere, the two-day EU Summit will kick off later tonight, amid ongoing Brexit negotiations ahead of the looming October 31 deadline.
And there’s a raft of data out of the US, with housing starts and building permits for September, along with industrial production figures and the Philly Fed’s monthly manufacturing index.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next 48 hours:
Magmatic Resources (ASX:MAG) – capital raising
IMF Bentham (ASX:IMF) – capital raising
Swift Media (ASX:SW1) – capital raising
CCP Technologies (ASX:CT1) – capital raising
Northern Cobalt (ASX:N27) – capital raising
Paringa Resources (ASX:PNL) – capital raising
Alloy Resources (ASX:AYR) – capital raising
Fluence Corp (ASX:FLC) – capital raising
Parazero (ASX:PRZ) – capital raising
Fiji Kava (ASX:FIJ) – distribution agreement
Geopacific Resources (ASX:GPR) – capital raising
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