Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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On Stockhead today, capital raisings were tough in March but the cash was still flowing for gold explorers, the nine gold explorers that could be on the verge of a major discovery and COVID-19’s blow on consumer spending is persisting.
For local traders, there’s the minutes from the RBA’s emergency meeting on March 18, as well as CoreLogic’s monthly home price index and manufacturing PMIs for March.
With the start of a new month, there’s manufacturing data across the Asia Pacific (Japan and China) as well as Europe and the US, while the US will also get a jobs update with the release of March ADP employment numbers.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:
Benitec Bioharma (ASX:BLT) – FIRB decision meaning
P2P Transport (ASX:P2P) – COVID-19 trading update
Change Financial (ASX:CCA) – capital raising
Windlab (ASX:WND) – execution of loan facility agreement
PYC Therapeutics (ASX:PYC) – lead drug program results
GBM Resources (ASX:GBZ) – capital raising and farm in agreement
Galan Lithium (ASX:GLN) – capital raising
EML Payments (ASX:EML) – acquisition update
AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) – strategic investment
Kathmandu (ASX:KMD) – COVID operational update
Perpetual Resources (ASX:PEC) – Capital raising
DXN (ASX:DXN) – capital raising
Chant West Holdings (ASX:CWL) – business sale update
Dubber (ASX:DUB) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,570.00 ($2,559.92) (-2.77%)
Silver: $US13.91 (-0.68%)
Oil (WTI): $US20.24 (-0.13%)
Oil (Brent): $US22.71 (+0.75%)
Coal: $US67.38 (-2.35%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US88.22 (-0.31%)
AUD/USD: $US0.6130 (-0.02%)
Bitcoin: $US6,442.64 (-1.37%)
There was plenty of interest among the Stockhead readership for Rachel Williamson’s look at ASX stocks operating in the agricultural sector, which has held up comparatively well in the COVID-19 crisis.
These were the most tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play: