Key News Overnight:
U.S. Stocks ended the day little changed on Tuesday, weighed down by a continuing decline in tech shares while Ford was pressured by a downgrade to its credit rating.
European stocks gained a little ground Tuesday with markets cautiously hopeful of a monetary stimulus package later this week.
Oil futures fell on Tuesday, losing early gains, after President Donald Trump announced that he fired national security advisor John Bolton.
The U.S. dollar firmed against the euro on Tuesday but held in its tight recent range before the European Central Bank on Thursday is expected to cut interest rates deeper into negative territory and possibly restart asset purchases.
Gold is unlikely to see fresh multi-year highs in September unless the U.S.-China trade talks fail or civil unrest in Hong Kong escalates and China gets involved, according to INTL FCStone.
In This Issue:
Valmec (VMX) | Record order book & contract awards | SPEC BUY | Analyst | Ian Christie
Pacific Energy (PEA) | Competing bid | Not covered | No rating
Strike Energy (STX) | STX upgrade Kingia Gas Discovery | Not covered | No rating
Bauxite: Indonesia’s Export Ban to Support Prices | Analyst | Helen Lau
CTI Logistics (CLX) | St George Mining (SGQ)