Australia…One Hour In…ASX up 31 points

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ASX200 up 31 points (0.5%) to 6621.

  • G8 Education (-0.2%); said it has been served with class action proceedings from Slater & Gordon.
  • Iron Ore; hot as a stove  BHP +3.7%  FMG +9%   MGX +4%   RIO +4%
  • Kogan (+3.3%); has paid $122m for NZ online retailer Mighty Ape.
  • Macquarie (-0.5%); has agreed to acquire US-based asset and wealth manager Waddell & Reed Financial for US$1.7bn.
  • Qantas (-0.8%);  Trading update.   Lots of headlines;   O/s flights to remain grounded until at least July.  Domestic market improving. Will post a substantial loss for FY21 but expects to be close to breakeven in 1H22.  Expects 3Q capacity to rise to 80% of pre-covid levels.    Comments still coming out………
  • Westpac (-0.2%); APRA has threatened Westpac with more court action if it fails to improve its risk governance.
  • Wisetech (-0.5%);  Investor Day.
Scott Phillips

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Scott has over 35 years experience in Australian equities, starting as a “chalkie” and trader on the Stock Exchange Trading Floor and spending the last 25 years advising and trading for International Institutions. He has been an Executive Director at JPMorgan and Nomura, a Governor of the Australian Stock Exchange and was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievment award by the Australian Stockbrokers Association.

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