On Stockhead today, Australia’s potash industry ready for liftoff, EcoGraf ready to loosen China’s graphite grip, and Trajan’s founder on yesterday’s winning IPO.

But first… the day ahead.

 

TRADING HALTS

The following companies are in trading halts and are expected to exit over the next two trading days:

Today

Doriemus (ASX:DOR) – capital raising
BlackEarth Minerals (ASX:BEM) – transaction
Queensland Pacific Metals (ASX:QPM) – off-take and funding agreement
Ora Banda Mining (ASX:OBM) – capital raising

Wednesday

PYC Therapeutics (ASX:PYC) – clinical results
Superloop (ASX:SLC) – capital raising and acquisition
Torrens Mining (ASX:TRN) – exploration update
Coda Minerals (ASX:COD) – exploration update
Bluglass (ASX:BLG) – capital raising
Zeus Resources (ASX:ZEU) – capital raising

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,898.95 ($2,448.68) (+0.48%)

Silver: $US27.87 ($35.94) (+0.32%)

Oil (WTI): $US69.23 (-0.56%)

Oil (Brent): $US71.50 (-0.54%)

Coal: $US111.75 (+3.95%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US202.41 (-1.88%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7753 (+0.22%)

Bitcoin: $US33,185.07 (-5.22%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING YESTERDAY?

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YESTERDAY’S WINNERS

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Globe Metals & Mining (ASX:GBE) nearly quadrupled after a key governing body in Malawi recommended approval for the company to be granted a mining licence at its Kanyika niobium project.

Tech stock Altium (ASX:ALU), rose over 30% after receiving a takeover bid from the NASDAQ-listed Autodesk Inc, despite Altium rejecting the offer.

Software company Hansen Technologies (ASX:HSN) also received a $1.3 billion offer from private equity group BGH Capital and has all but accepted the bid.

Scientific device maker Trajan (ASX:TRJ) rose on debut today.

YESTERDAY’S LOSERS

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WA explorer Desert Metals (ASX:DM1) dropped after an exploration update.