Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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On Stockhead today, how drug delivery tech works and the ASX companies with plans to capitalise on it, the drone industry is flying on the back of escalating global tensions and Virtus pitches AI tech to get out of IVF price war.
Economic data due for release today includes construction work for the second quarter. After a 1 per cent fall in the first quarter, a Bloomberg survey shows economists are expecting a 5 per cent drop this time around.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two trading days:
Kingwest Resources (ASX:KWR) – capital raising
Anova Minerals (ASX:AWV) – asset divestment
Petratherm (ASX:PTR) – proposed transaction
Wellness & Beauty Solutions (ASX:WNB) – proposed acquisition
Australian Mines (ASX:AUZ) – capital raising
Minotaur Exploration (ASX:MEP) – capital raising
Broo (ASX:BEE) – capital raising
Cycliq Group (ASX:CYQ) – board appointments
Lake Resources (ASX:LKE) – capital raising
Astro Resources (ASX:ARO) – capital raising
Comet Resources (ASX:CRL) – acquisition
Hastings Technology Metals (ASX:HAS) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,928.05 ($2,680.17) (-0.23%)
Silver: $US26.53 ($36.88) (-0.04%)
Oil (WTI): $US43.39 (+1.81%)
Oil (Brent): $US45.95 (+1.82%)
Coal: $US50.75 (+0.59%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US122.57 (-0.18%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7195 (+0.45%)
Bitcoin: $US11,300.31 (-3.94%)
Yesterday on Twitter it was about the rise in silver M&A activity in light of the silver spot price rising in recent weeks.
— Stockhead (@StockheadAU) August 24, 2020
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