It’s been a dramatic day again in the US When the FBI warned of more violent conflicts, the ASX remained flat despite heavy losses on Wall Street and COVID-19 cases in NSW rose again to five.
Here are the things you need to know from the day so far:
ASX ends flat during the day, Australian dollar falls
These were the biggest winners and losers of the day:
- Australian stocks have marginally finished in the red, down 18.1 percent or 0.3 percent.
- The Australian dollar is currently buying 77 US cents, and it has hardly gained or lost value during the day.
- The biggest stock winner was Avita Therapeutics, which gained 15.26%.
- The biggest loser in stocks was medical device maker Polynovo, which fell 12.98 percent on the day.
The great stories of Australia
Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack gave a divisive interview this morning in which he criticized social media and the decision to ban Donald Trump on Twitter and Facebook.
A massive data breach has exposed a “huge trove” of information gleaned from more than 214 million Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn accounts, and stored on an insecure server, according to cybersecurity researchers.
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Group of nuns and priests charged with kidnapping plot at the White House
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Tim Paine has apologized for a “really poor game as a leader” in the third test, one that Indian cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar says could see the end of his Australian captaincy.
Paine had a nasty verbal battle with Indian star Ravi Ashwin on day five at SCG, as well as losing three catches and setting up questionable fields when the match ended in a draw, despite Australia’s strong prospects for victory.
“I want to apologize for the way I did things yesterday. I am someone who takes pride in the way I lead this team and yesterday was a bad reflection of the team,” Paine said.
“I let the pressure of the game get to me. It affected my mood and from there it affected my performance.”