On Stockhead today, will massive diamond price rises in 2021 continue, Bottom Picker has a lucky last minute save, and just how big a deal is China’s ‘tech crackdown’ anyway?

But first…

THE WEEK AHEAD

This week will see more ASX small caps report their earnings for the past quarter – although the deadline to lodge was Friday some will only appear on the Market Announcements Platform today.

The RBA Board will convene tomorrow, and will decide whether to taper the bond buying program in mid‑September as originally announced in July, or to reverse it.

The Australian economic landscape has somewhat changed since the bank’s last meeting in early July, following the latest lockdowns in Greater Sydney and Victoria.

ASX IPOs listings slated for this week include Pantera Minerals (ASX:PFE) and Gold 50 Ltd (ASX:G50).

On Wall Street, companies that will be releasing their earnings this week include General Motors (NYSE:GM), Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA), and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA).

 

TRADING HALTS

Monday

Epsilon Healthcare (ASX:EPN) – new director appointments
VRX Silica (ASX:VRX) – project update
Torian Resources (ASX:TNR) – acquisition
Canyon Resources (ASX:CAY) – capital raising
Alderan Resources (ASX:AL8) – capital raising
Linius Technologies (ASX:LNU) – capital raising
Anteris Technologies (ASX:AVR) – capital raising
Poseidon Nickel (ASX:POS) – capital raising
Pearl Gold (ASX:PG1) – capital raising
Alligator Energy (ASX:AGE) – capital raising
Cipherpoint (ASX:CPT) – capital raising
Sensera (ASX:SE1) – capital raising

 

Tuesday

Red Hill Iron (ASX:RHI) – proposed disposal
Fiji Kava (ASX:FIJ) – capital raising
IODM (ASX:IOD) – revenue signing
Cradle Resources (ASX:CXX) – shareholder meeting outcome
Vulcan (ASX:VUL) – off take term sheet
Frontier Resources (ASX:FNT) – capital raising
IPB Petroleum (ASX:IPB) – capital raising
Strike Resources (ASX:SRK) – regulatory approval
Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX:PAR) – response from FDA
West Wits Mining (ASX:WWI) – capital raising

 

MARKETS

Gold: $US1,813.45 ($2,472.13) (-0.80%)

Silver: $US25.48 ($34.73) (-0.21%)

Oil (WTI): $US73.75 (-0.27%)

Oil (Brent): $US76.30 (+1.60%)

Coal: $US150.15 (-0.15%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US211.99 (-0.72%)

AUD/USD: $US0.7334 (-0.13%)

Bitcoin: $US$40,966.49 (-1.66%)

 

WHAT GOT YOU TALKING LAST WEEK?

Australia’s top crypto-influencer, Alex Saunders.

 

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LAST WEEK’S WINNERS

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LAST WEEK’S LOSERS

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