Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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The local market will get its headline data release of the week, with November jobs numbers due from the ABS at 11:30am EDT.
The median forecast is for 15,000 jobs to be added across the Australian economy, after a surprising fall of 19,000 in October. The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at 5.3 per cent.
Also during Asian trade, the Bank of Japan will announce its monetary policy decision, while later on the Bank of England will do the same (UK rates are expected to remain unchanged at 0.75 per cent).
The following companies are in trading halts or voluntary suspensions and are expected to exit in the next 48 hours.
Kalia (ASX:KLH) – exploration licence status
Tigers Realm Coal (ASX:TIG) – capital raising
Arrow Minerals (ASX:AMD) – drilling results
Variscan Mines (ASX:VAR) – exploration results
Gold: $US1,475.90 ($2,155.42) (+0.05%)
Silver: $US17.00 (-0.16%)
Oil (WTI): $US61.00 (+1.10%)
Oil (Brent): $US66.18 (+1.20%)
Coal: $US68.38 (-0.03%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US93.00 (-0.18%)
AUD/USD: $US0.6847 (-0.55%)
Bitcoin: $US6,587.24 (-3.86%)
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