On Stockhead today, Lucapa MD Stephen Wetherall on reviving Australia’s diamond industry, ASX biotechs ready to release Phase III results and a tech stock helping stop petrol thieves.

But first… the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

Friday

Strike Resources (ASX:SRK) – capital raising
Volt Resources (ASX:VRC) – capital raising
Peninsula Energy (ASX:PEN) – capital raising
Dacian Gold (ASX:DCN) – capital raising

Monday

Immuron (ASX:IMC) – acquisition
3D Resources (ASX:DDD) – capital raising
Prominence Energy (ASX:PRM) – capital raising and project update
DevEx Resources (ASX:DEV) – capital raising
Kingwest Resources (ASX:KWR) – capital raising
Centaurus Metals (ASX:CTM) – scoping  study results

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,896.20 ($2,449.61) (-0.01%)

Silver: $US27.83 ($35.95) (+0.52%)

Oil (WTI): $US66.86 (+0.98%)

Oil (Brent): $US69.38 (+0.89%)

Coal: $US106.50 (+0.61%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US206.37 (-0.25%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7739 (-0.05%)

Bitcoin: $US38,6784.52 (+0.08%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

Lithium play Sayona celebrates a successful company changing bid for the mothballed $400m North American Lithium (NAL) mine.

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YESTERDAY’S WINNERS

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Top winner was the ASX’s newest telco Swoop Holdings (ASX:SWP). It raised $20 million as part of a reverse takeover at 50 cents per share and closed at $1.25 – a 172 per cent gain.

In resources, lithium play Sayona Mining (ASX:SYA)  revealed that authorities in Quebec gave it and Piedmont Lithium (ASX:PLL) the green light to submit their acquisition bid for North American Lithium Inc (NALs) for court approval.

Energy minnow Fremont Petroleum (ASX:FPL) reported the sale of 13,000 barrels of oil in the last seven weeks – more than the entire March quarter. The company also says it is benefiting from a stronger gas price and anticipates record revenue this quarter.

And restaurant tech stock Dragontail Systems (ASX:DTS) received a takeover bid from Yum Brands – the fast food giant behind KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

 

YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

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Mongolia focused CSG company Elixir Energy (ASX:EXR) fell after revealing that its Cracker-1S well had intersected Triassic sediments with no clear Permian sediments, which are more likely to contain resources.

Horticultural company Costa Group (ASX:CGC) fell after a financial update.