Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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The Christmas-shortened week means it will be quiet on the data and events front, with most domestic attention likely to be focused on the COVID-19 outbreak in NSW.
The ASX will be open Monday to Thursday but will close early on Christmas Eve – at 2.10pm (AEDT).
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit in the next two days:
Hexagon Energy Materials (ASX:HXG) – acquisition
Essential Metals (ASX:ESS) – test work results
Vital Metals (ASX:VML) – offtake agreement
Alligator Energy (ASX:AGE) – capital raising
Acrux (ASX:ACR) – capital raising
Beston (ASX:BFC) – capital raising
Latitude Consolidated (ASX:LCD) – capital raising
Gold: $US1,881.04 ($2,466.94) (-0.26%)
Silver: $US25.77 ($33.80) (-1.07%)
Oil (WTI): $US49.08 (+1.47%)
Oil (Brent): $US52.28 (+1.51%)
Coal: $US83.25 (+0.60%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US152.49 (+0.74%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7589 (-0.43%)
Bitcoin: $US22,937.97 (+0.55%)
Among the many developments that got Stockhead readers talking last week, chief among them was the fact that China needs uranium to meet its ambitious renewable energy targets — and lots of it.
We also sat down with Max Cunningham, the ASX’s head of listings, for a 30-minute chat to discuss what turned out to be one of the most historic years on record for the ASX.
Also, be sure to check in at 10.20am each day for our daily 10 at 10 column — a live summary of winners & losers at the opening bell.