Rise and Shine: What you need to know before the ASX opens
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Thursday of this week marks the start of a new month which means a small data deluge in the form of CoreLogic’s monthly house price index; retail sales, housing finance and national trade figures for February; and manufacturing PMIs for March.
On the global front, keep an eye out for speakers from the US Fed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights before all-important US employment data for March on Friday night.
The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:
Invictus Energy (ASX:IVZ) – production agreement
Sovereign Metals (ASX:SVM) – capital raising
Cann Global (ASX:CGB) – regulatory milestone
AVZ Minerals (ASX:AVZ) – offtake agreement
Kazia Therapeutics (ASX:KZA) – licensing transaction
Kyckr (ASX:KYK) – announcement clarification
Gold: $US1,732.40 ($2,269.50) (+0.32%)
Silver: $US25.05 ($32.82) (+0.11%)
Oil (WTI): $US60.72 (+3.69%)
Oil (Brent): $US64.36 (+3.91%)
Coal: $US91.75 (-0.51%)
Iron 62pc Fe: $US166.89 (-0.10%)
AUD/USD: $US0.7632 (-0.14%)
Bitcoin: $US55,116.69 (-1.44%)
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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.