S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) was down 0.27% to 6157 points at about 1.10 pm and is on track for its first weekly decline in three weeks.
Materials fell the most with the big miners weighing on the broader market with BHP Group (ASX:BHP) down 1.6% and Rio Tinto (ASX:RIO) falling 1.1%.
The tech sector is also down 1% with Wisetech (ASX:WTC) and NextDC (ASX:NXT) both losing more than 2%.
Financials are an exception with the big four banks all improving.
CleanSpace makes an impressive debut
Protective gear and respirator maker CleanSpace Holdings (ASX:CSX) has made an impact with its ASX debut today with shares rising 47% past the $6.50 mark this morning, giving the company a market cap of around $500 million.
CleanSpace, which designs, manufactures and sells workplace respiratory protection equipment for the healthcare and industrial markets, raised $131.4 million in its IPO.
Qantas (ASX:QAN) is trading about 1.81% higher with the airliner one of several companies to hold its AGM today.
Quotes from US election debate
Biden: "He's legitimized North Korea. He's talked about his good buddy (leader Kim Jong Un), who's a thug, a thug. And he talks about how we're better off when North Korea is much more capable of firing a missile that is able to reach U.S. territory. "
Trump: "You know what? North Korea - we're not in a war. We have a good relationship."
Biden: "We had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe. Come on."
Today’s top gainers on the ASX include TNT Mines Ltd (ASX:TIN) (+25.00%), Engage:BDR Ltd (ASX:EN1) (+16.67%), Nanoveu Ltd (ASX:NVU) (+9.09%), Australian Vanadium Ltd (ASX:AVL) (+8.33%), VRX Silica Ltd (VRX) (+16.00%) and Rimfire Pacific Mining N L (ASX:RIM) (+10.00%).
Proactive news headlines:
Mali Lithium raises $9.835 million in "overwhelmingly positive" SPP, 50% more than planned
Mali Lithium Ltd (ASX:MLL), which is soon to be renamed FireFinch, has received a response described as overwhelmingly positive to a $6 million share purchase plan (SPP), which closed heavily oversubscribed and raised around $9.835 million before costs.
Aspire Mining committed to transforming Mongolian coking coal project into first world development
Aspire Mining Ltd (ASX:AKM) remains committed to turning the Ovoot Coking Project in Mongolia into a first world development that will provide high-quality jobs and community benefits to ensure efficiency and mitigate environmental impacts.
TNT Mines at record high on acquiring Warriedar Mining and historic Eureka and Warriedar gold mines
TNT Mines Ltd (ASX:TIN) hit a new record high after signing a binding share sale agreement to acquire Warriedar Mining Pty Ltd, which owns the Eureka and Warriedar gold projects in Western Australia, both with a history of gold production.
VRX Silica expects registration today of Indigenous Land Use agreement for Arrowsmith silica sand projects
VRX Silica Ltd (ASX:VRX) has received notice from the Yamatji Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) that conclusive registration of the Yamatji Nation Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is expected today, in accordance with the terms of the ILUA.
Australian Potash welcomes Export Finance Australia due diligence for Lake Wells SOP Project
Australian Potash Ltd (ASX:APC) has welcomed the start of a detailed assessment and due diligence on the Lake Wells Sulphate of Potash Project (LSOP) by the Australian Federal Government’s export credit agency Export Finance Australia (EFA).
Macarthur Minerals raises A$6.25 million in private placement to drive Lake Giles Iron Project feasibility study
Macarthur Minerals Ltd (ASX:MIO) (CVE:MMS) (OTCMKTS:MMSDF) has closed a well-supported private placement with subscriptions from institutional and sophisticated investors totalling 11,362,618 new shares for funds of almost A$6.25 million.
Fenix Resources eyes off first iron ore shipment from Iron Ridge Project in early 2021
Kazia Therapeutics completes $25.2 million capital raising
Kazia Therapeutics Limited (ASX:KZA) (NASDAQ:KZIA) (FRA:NV9M) has successfully completed the A$8.8 million retail component of its A$25.2 million entitlement offer of shares at 80 cents per new share.