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19 November 2019 07:52 AM
Overseas Market ReportCurrent
PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
Dow Jones Industrial Average28,03628,00531.000.114.73
S&P 5003,1223,1202.000.054.55
FTSE 100 Index7,3087,3035.000.072.20
DAX 3013,20713,242-35.00-0.264.54
CAC 40 Index5,9305,939-9.00-0.165.21
Nikkei 225 (Japan)23,41723,303113.000.494.11
SSE Composite Index2,9092,89118.000.62-0.99
S&P/TSX Composite Index17,02517,028-3.00-0.023.96
NZ 5010,98710,873114.001.05-0.72
US Volatility (Vix)12
Overseas Market Report

US sharemarkets lifted on Monday. Shares opened lower after CNBC reported that the mood in Beijing about a potential trade deal was pessimistic due to US President Donald Trump's reluctance to roll back tariffs. Sentiment improved after the Trump administration issued a new 90-day extension allowing US companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies. But tradesensitive shares of Caterpillar fell by 1.2% and Chevron was down by 1.7% on lower oil prices. Walt Disney (+2.1%) shares led gains on the Dow Jones. At the close of trade, US shares hit record highs. The Dow Jones was up by 31 points or 0.1%. The S&P500 index was higher by 0.1% and the Nasdaq index was higher by 9 points or 0.1%. 

Global oil prices fell on Monday due to US-China trade talk concerns. Saudi Arabia announced that it will sell just 1.5% of Aramco's shares and set a valuation target of US$1.6-1.71 trillion at its initial public offering (IPO). Brent crude fell by US86 cents or 1.4% to US$62.44 a barrel. And the US Nymex price fell by US67 cents or 1.2% to US$57.05 a barrel. 

Base metal prices fell on the London Metal Exchange on Monday. Lead (-2.2%) and zinc (-2.0%) fell by the most. Nickel (- 1.0%) was also down due to elevated production in China. 

The gold futures price rose by US$3.40 or 0.2% to US$1,471.90 an ounce. Spot gold was trading near US$1,471 an ounce in late US trade. Iron ore rose by US35 cents or 0.4% to US$85.10 a tonne after China reduced short-term borrowing costs to boost the economy.

PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
Oil Brent62.4463.30-0.86-1.365.08
Oil - West Texas crude56.9257.05-0.13-0.235.84
Gold Spot $/OZ1,472.001,471.000.200.02-1.22
Silver Spot $/OZ17.0017.000.00-0.05-2.91
Iron Ore81.6079.701.902.32-11.30
Thermal Coal Newcastle67.5067.200.300.520.00
APAC Hard Coking Coal FOB143.00143.000.000.00-6.84
Aluminium ($US/t)1,7401,759-19.00-1.080.32
Copper Mar-18 ($US/lb)2.622.62-0.10-0.02-0.63
Lead ($US/t)1,9391,983-45.00-2.24-11.75
Nickel ($US/t)14,81814,967-149.00-1.00-9.11
Zinc ($US/t)2,3632,410-48.00-1.97-5.02
Tin ($US/t)16,03416,074-40.00-0.25-5.22
Uranium ($US/lb)25.0025.000.001.402.21
Australian Market ReportCurrent
PreviousChangeDaily %
Monthly %
ASX All Ords6,8756,8723.000.041.72
S&P/ASX 2006,7716,7674.000.071.83
ASX 24 Futures6,779
Australian Market Report

Monday 18 November 2019 - close. The Australian share market has closed lower, with every sector falling except for consumer stocks. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index finished Monday down 26.9 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6,766.8 points, while the broader All Ordinaries was down 27.2 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 6,871.7 points.

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Adriatic Metals PLC (ADT.ASX, 130cps, m.cap A$222.7m with 172.6m SOI, Cash cA$35m (following placement), Polymetallic Explorer / Developer)

  • ADT has released a Scoping Study for its 100% owned Vareš Project in Bosnia and Herzegovina and will now move into delivering a PFS in early-2020 and Feasibility Study by the DecQ 2020.
  • The Company is anticipating a 800ktpa operation where it mines and processes the Rupice underground for 10 years before moving to the lower grade Veovaca open pit for 7 years.
  • Construction is planned to commence in the JunQ 2021 with first production 12 months later.
  • CAPEX estimated to be US$178M including a 30% contingency.
  • OPEX is as low as US$56.70/t with an additional US$35.3/t for TC/RCs.
  • The study assumes a mining inventory of 11.9Mt @ 4.16% Zn, 2.64% Pb, 0.4% Cu, 26.8% BaSO4, 1.2g/t Au, 143.8g/t Ag and 0.18% Sb.
  • ADT estimates a post-tax NPV8 of US$916.6M
  • Please see attached link to full announcement here
  • Please contact your adviser or the desk on +61 8 6319 7806 should you wish to discuss further.

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