ASX200 up 5 points (0.1%) to 5905.
– BHP (+0.4%); said it has paid out $7.5b in taxes, royalties and other payments in Australia and $946m in Chile from operations in FY20. (There is much arguing over the tax RATE BHP pay, but they pay a lot of $$$)
– Mesoblast (+8%); remestemcel-L has been selected as the winner of the Fierce Innovation Awards – Life Sciences Edition 2020 for Biotech Innovation.
– Qantas (-0.1%); is considering moving out of its corporate headquarters in Sydney’s Mascot and could shift to Western Sydney Airport or interstate as it prepares for life as a smaller company in the post-pandemic future.
– Telstra (-1.5%); holding EGM today. Only a few headlines so far but looks like they have reaffirmed FY21 guidance while also taking a $400m hit from C-19. Need to confirm this. More to come……