Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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Much of this week’s economic data is about confidence and lending. It begins with NAB’s business confidence on Tuesday and Westpac Consumer confidence on Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday will be the value of home and investor loans for the month of January. Finally on Thursday consumer inflation expectations are due out.
The following companies are in trading halts or voluntary suspensions and are expected to exit in the next 48 hours:
Pensana Rare Earths (ASX:PM8) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,673.70 ($2,528.80) (+0.11%)
Silver: $US17.34 (-0.81%)
Oil (WTI): $US41.56 (-9.44%)
Oil (Brent): $US45.5 (-8.87%)
Coal: $US66.27 (-1.27%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US89.18 (-1.04%)
AUD/USD: $US0.6617 (+0.05%)
Bitcoin: $US8,301.06 (-6.58%)
With markets falling and life as we know it being more disrupted by the day, people just want to know when we’ll have a coronavirus vaccine. Unsurprisingly news out of Israel that a research institute thinks it will have one within 90 days was most popular on Twitter last week.
— Stockhead (@StockheadAU) March 2, 2020
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These were the most tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play: