S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) has gained 0.52% to 6649 by around 1.50 pm as iron ore prices surged to a new seven-year high underpinned by strong demand from Chinese steel mills.
Analytics software firm Nuix (ASX:NXL) surged by as much as 70% after debuting on the ASX today following its initial public offer (IPO).
Nuix had raised $953 million at $5.31 per share from its IPO. The shares were last trading 51% higher at $8 by about 1.50 pm.
New South Wales recorded one new case of locally acquired COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.
The case, a hotel quarantine worker, was publicly disclosed yesterday and is recorded in today’s numbers. Five cases were also reported in overseas travellers.
The US on Wednesday reported its highest single-day death toll due to COVID-19, with 3,157 deaths, that is 20% higher than the previous record set on April 15.
Over the course of the pandemic, 276,148 people in the US have died of the virus, while over 14 million have been infected, according to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University.
Today’s top gainers on the ASX include Calima Energy Ltd (ASX:CE1) (+12.50%), Anson Resources Ltd (ASX:ASN) (+32.26%), Rimfire Pacific Mining N L (ASX:RIM) (+25.00%), Argonaut Resources NL (ASX:ARE) (+16.67%), Elementos Limited (ASX:ELT) (+20.00%), Linius Technologies Ltd (ASX:LNU) (+21.95%) and Roots Sustainable Agricultural Techn Ltd (ASX:ROO) (+26.09%).
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