Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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The RBA will be in focus in the early part of the week, with governor Philip Lowe scheduled to give a speech on Monday night called ‘Covid, Our Changing Economy and Monetary Policy’.
Lowe will also make a panel appearance on Wednesday night, while the minutes from the central bank’s November meeting are out on Tuesday.
The headline data release of the week will be the October jobs report, where Westpac expects the national unemployment rate to tick higher to 7.2 per cent.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next couple of trading days:
Crater Gold Mining (ASX:CGN) – price query response
Webcentral (ASX:WCG) – capital raising
Security Matters (ASX:SMX) – capital raising
Gold Mountain (ASX:GMN) – capital raising
Havilah Resources (ASX:HAV) – capital raising
Aurelia Metals (ASX:AMI) – capital raising
Tempest Minerals (ASX:TEM) – capital raising
Crowd Media (ASX:CM8) – capital raising
Elixinol (ASX:EXL) – capital raising
CannPal (ASX:CP1) – transaction
AusCann (ASX:AC8) – transaction
Land & Homes Group (ASX:LHM) – financing options
Bryah Resources (ASX:BYH) – manganese rights update
Mayor Resources (ASX:MRL) – capital raising
Protean Energy (ASX:POW) – price query response
Gold: $US1,888.95 ($2,597.65) (+0.70%)
Silver: $US24.63 ($33.88) (+1.65%)
Oil (WTI): $US40.13 (-2.41%)
Oil (Brent): $US42.65 (-2.02%)
Coal: $US62.70 (+0.16%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US120.80 (-0.17%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7270 (0.00%)
Bitcoin: $US15,849.07 (-0.35%)
Readers took an interest in our latest deep dives on gold and cannabis, as well as which US stocks Aussie investors were interested in during October.
Also, be sure to check in at 10.15am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a summary of the top winners and losers at the ASX opening using live data.