On Stockhead today, the gold M&A just keeps rolling with Azumah the latest takeover target, SRJ reveals why it thinks Oz is a good place for it to list and the industry that billionaire investor Stephen Schwarzman sees as having ‘Amazon-like’ growth potential.

But first:

 

The day ahead

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will release data on Australian demographics, as well as labour force figures. This includes the all important unemployment figures which will grab the most attention from investors.

The US Federal Reserve has met and will reveal its decision on interest rates at 2pm New York time (4am AEST). It is widely expected to cut interest rates again.

The following companies are in trading halts or suspensions and are expected to exit within the next 48 hours:

Thursday:

Marmota (ASX:MEU) – split results

ALT Resources (ASX:ARS) – funding agreement

Friday:

Carawine Resources (ASX:CWX) – capital raising

Swick Mining Services (ASX:SWK) – capital raising

Bardoc Gold (ASX:BDC) – capital raising

Rox Resources (ASX:RXL) – capital raising

Paringa Resources (ASX:PNL) – capital raising

Ausmex Mining Group (ASX:AMG) – sale of gold project

YPB Group (ASX:YPB) – capital raising

Big Star Energy (ASX:BNL) – lease update

 

Markets

Gold: $US1,493.34 ($2,189.37) (-0.79%)

Silver: $US17.68 (-1.95%)

Oil (WTI): $US 58.17 (-2.07%)

Oil (Brent): $US63.53 (-1.56%)

Coal: $US70.23 (-1.18%)

Iron 62pc Fe: $US93.97 (-0.06%)

AUD/USD: $US0.6827 (-0.01%)

Bitcoin: $US10,171.20 (-0.29%)

 

What got you talking yesterday:

Over on Twitter, Alicanto Minerals (ASX:AQI) was generating interest.

Over at our small and micro cap chat group members remained interested in Asia’s appetite for Australian infant formula following a takeover deal for Bellamy’s (ASX:BAL).

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These were the five most-tipped stocks (weekly) on Stocks in Play:

 

Yesterday’s winners

Code Name Price % Chg Market Cap Volume
AZM Azumah Resources Ltd 0.03 +100.00% $27.4M 167.2M
ANP Antisense Therapeutics Ltd 0.08 +63.83% $32.3M 36.8M
MLS Metals Australia Ltd 0.003 +50.00% $8.8M 3.2M
MMR MEC Resources Ltd 0.007 +40.00% $4.5M 4.0M
PWN Parkway Minerals NL 0.007 +40.00% $8.5M 1.3M
ICG Inca Minerals Ltd 0.004 +33.33% $12.5M 750.0k
THD Thred Ltd 0.002 +33.33% $3.6M 110.0k
BEE Broo Ltd 0.03 +31.58% $16.0M 1.2M
GED Golden Deeps Ltd 0.03 +30.43% $7.1M 478.4k
DXN DXN Ltd 0.07 +27.59% $26.7M 7.2M
ADV Ardiden Ltd 0.005 +25.00% $8.5M 6.0M
BUY Bounty Oil & Gas NL 0.005 +25.00% $4.8M 4.5M
CGN Crater Gold Mining Ltd 0.02 +25.00% $24.5M 323.5k
HIP Hipo Resources Ltd 0.01 +25.00% $3.9M 3.6M
MNC Metminco Ltd 0.025 +25.00% $16.6M 6.7M
KSN Kingston Resources Ltd 0.02 +23.53% $37.1M 15.1M
BET Betmakers Technology Group Ltd 0.1 +22.50% $40.5M 3.4M
CYP Cynata Therapeutics Ltd 1.74 +22.18% $178.4M 1.6M
NVU Nanoveu Ltd 0.05 +21.62% $6.0M 20.0k