Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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It’s a quiet day on the local economic front, but there’s a raft of global economic data points coming up to end the week.
It kicks off in Asian trade with the release of China’s monthly triple-shot; industrial production, retail sales and fixed-asset investment figures for April.
Elsewhere, a busy schedule out of the US will include April data for industrial production and retail sales, along with the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for May.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:
Superior Resources (ASX:SPQ) – capital raising
Australian Finance Group (ASX:AFG) – capital raising
Breville (ASX:BRG) – capital raising
Nvoi (ASX:NVO) – capital raising
New Zealand Coastal Seafoods (ASX:NZS) – capital raising
Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies (ASX:ROO) – capital raising
Wide Open Agriculture (ASX:WOA) – material licence and option agreement
Hot Chili (ASX:HCH) – capital raising
Torian Resources (ASX:TNR) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,730.05 ($2,658.74) (+0.86%)
Silver: $US15.86 (+1.41%)
Oil (WTI): $US27.66 (+9.37%)
Oil (Brent): $US29.37 (+7.54%)
Coal: $US56.32 (-0.05%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US86.84 (+1.06%)
AUD/USD: $US0.6461 (+0.09%)
Bitcoin: $US9,659.39 (+3.82%)
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