Key News Overnight:
Senior White House aides tried to “lock down” records of the call between Donald Trump and Ukraine’s leader, according to a whistle-blower’s complaint. Other officials were “deeply disturbed” by the conversation, in which the U.S. President allegedly abused his office for personal gain, the report said. Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire defended his handling of the controversy.
U.S. stocks ended a tumultuous session lower, as the whistle-blower report and trade concerns damped sentiment.
Boris Johnson refused to back down after sparking outrage over his attacks on opposition politicians who are trying to stop a no-deal Brexit. He accused them of “surrender” to the EU and dismissed their concerns that his war-like language was fueling violence and division.
Aluminium fell the most in more than two years as signs of a further economic slowdown in China clouded a global outlook already overshadowed by the trade war. Other base metals also dropped, except for zinc. Spot gold nudged higher & silver slid.
In This Issue:
Potash Sector – WA’s Emerging Potash Industry – A Project Economics Review | Michael Eidne
Saracen Mineral Holdings (SAR) | Acquiring Sinclair Nickel Mine | HOLD | Matthew Keane
Stavely Minerals (SVY) | Thursdays Gossan – it is a boy or a girl | Not covered | No rating
Gold: Forecasting more M&A in the WA Goldfields | Nickel – Near-term headwinds from growing stainless steel inventories