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  • PM encourages allied healthcare providers to stay open – Here’s three on the ASX

    Amidst the national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government has encouraged allied healthcare providers to remain open with many of these being essential community services capable of alleviating pressure from the public health system.  In his national address on Tuesday night, it was emphasised by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that “health-related servicesRead More
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  • The post-coronavirus world – Could working from home become a norm?

    With containment of COVID-19 being our global priority for 2020, one of the key themes to have emerged from the pandemic is the collective encouragement by governments for their citizens to work from home (WFH) wherever possible.  This has been integral in stopping the spread of coronavirus which can survive on surfaces for up toRead More
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  • Travel ban bites as Virgin grounds 90% of fleet, stand down 80% of workforce

    Following last night's national address by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, introducing an overseas travel ban, Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) has made the difficult decision to ground 125 of its aircraft and stand down 80 per cent of its workforce.  The move follows a similar one employed by Qantas (ASX: QAN) however, Virgin’s greater reliance onRead More
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  • Retired NFL players endorse Zilosul, Paradigm’s osteoarthritis drug trials

    Professional athletes may soon have a new treatment for knee osteoarthritis after Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX: PAR) received glowing endorsements from two former NFL players undergoing the current round of Zilosul® treatment trials.  The trials of Zilosul® have been conducted on ten patients suffering from varying degrees of knee osteoarthritis under the Food and Drug Administration’sRead More
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  • Ardent Leisure freefalls 86%, now shuts doors to all theme parks and venues

    It will be school holidays like none before with the coronavirus national emergency prompting Ardent Leisure (ASX: ALG) to shut their theme parks which include Dreamworld and Whitewater World.  The decision comes after Ardent had endured significantly difficult trading conditions prior to the global outbreak of COVID-19 following the death of four patrons in 2016Read More
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  • After 3 years of development, Janison launches higher education assessment platform

    University students in Singapore will soon be completing exam assessments online with Australian tech company Janison Education (ASX: JAN) having commissioned its online testing platform for the Institute of Technical Education (ITE).  The project was initially conceived in August 2016 when Janison partnered with S&I Systems and were awarded the contract by the Singapore ITERead More
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  • Emerald Financial Research Note – Healthia Ltd BUY Recommendation

    Amidst the global outbreak of COVID-19, we maintain our Buy rating on Healthia which has not reported any significant coronavirus-related disruption, based on their businesses categorised as essential community services. Following a strong first year of operation since consolidating the various allied healthcare businesses together, Healthia performed well at an operational level to deliver soundRead More
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  • Collateral damage of COVID-19, the deadliest 1% death rate disease

    As a sombre storyline attached to the global outbreak of COVID-19, it has become inevitable that the services industry has been decimated, most evidenced by Qantas’ decision to stand down 20,000 of its workforce, and others will follow.  The Qantas decision comes after yesterday’s national address from Prime Minister Scott Morrison who forewarned Australia thatRead More
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  • FDA grants Oncosil ‘Breakthrough Device’ status in fight against pancreatic cancer

    Accelerating the fight against pancreatic cancer, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to expedite an FDA application from medtech company OncoSil Medical (ASX: OSL) for their pancreatic treatment device.  The OncoSil(™) device has been granted Breakthrough Device Program (BDP) designation which is only granted to medical devices that may provide effectiveRead More
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  • Tinybeans signs 10 partners in two weeks, including Amazon and Apple

    Despite the significant overall market downturn over the past fortnight, parenting tech company Tinybeans Group (ASX: TNY) has secured a handsome bundle of brand partners keen to use Tinybeans’ platforms to penetrate the lucrative parent and children markets.  The brand partners include Tier 1 partners Amazon, Apple, Kraft and National Geographic Kids as well asRead More
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  • Murray River Organics Secures $15m Supermarket Supply Contract

    As Australian supermarket shelves are stripped bare from the hysteria of coronavirus panic buying, agriculture company Murray River Organics (ASX: MRG) will do their bit to meet demand, having secured a new deal worth $15 million.  The 2-year deal is a key milestone for Murray River Organics which has endured a torrid few years whereRead More
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  • Sezzle implements mandatory work-from-home policy, others to follow?

    Buy-Now-Pay-Later provider Sezzle (ASX: SZL) has taken proactive measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus amongst its employees by implementing a mandatory work-from-home policy across its global offices.  To be implemented immediately, the company has all the necessary technology in place to perform key work functions via cloud computing without any business interruptions to itsRead More
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  • Three Tech Stocks Under 10c Positioned to Capitalise on Global Coronavirus Shutdowns

    As coronavirus fears continue to grip the global economy, send markets deep into the red and see a global shutdown of mass gatherings, technology will play a vital role in keeping the world interconnected, whilst in isolation.  Panic buying has sent demand for healthcare products rocketing, leading to strong gains from medical product manufacturers but

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  • Family Zone poised with homeschooling tech if U.S sees mass schools shutdown

    Education tech company Family Zone (ASX: FZO) is well prepared in the United States in the event there is a mass shutdown of schools to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has already seen cancellations of mass gathering across various States.  Offering technology which supports and protects children through their digital journey, Family Zone’s softwareRead More
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  • RooLife signed for AI marketing of skincare products to Chinese customers

    Artificial intelligence and marketing company RooLife Group (ASX: RLG) has been selected as the eCommerce marketer for skincare brand Nuria Beauty with an explicit mandate to target customers in China’s $33 billion skincare market.  The 2-year contract awarded by Small World Brands, the beauty and wellness company which produced the Nuria Beauty brand, is expectedRead More
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  • Dragontail extends AI-driven pizzas to Belgium via 100 Pizza Hut stores

    Progressive tech company Dragontail Systems (ASX: DTS) has continued its penetration of the fast food industry with 100 Pizza Hut stores in Belgium to adopt their Algo Platform which has already been adopted by global chains around the world.  The first-of-a-kind Algo Platform can be installed by fast food operators where a series of cameras,Read More
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  • Another US State secured, Pointsbet approved for sportsbook launch in Indiana

    Wagering company PointsBet Holdings (ASX: PBH) has continued its national penetration of the American sports betting market having today announced they have secured approval to launch operations in the State of Indiana.  In the 17th largest State by population, regulatory approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission gives Pointsbet its third digital sportsbook operating in theRead More
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  • Novatti formalises new fintech incubation project RentPay

    Fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has formalised an agreement to commence re-development of rental payments platform RentPay, in collaboration with Rent.com.au (ASX: RNT), Australia’s leading website dedicated to the rental property market.  The partnership provides Rent.com.au with access to Novatti’s award-winning payment processing technology with Novatti gaining access to the rental payments market.  “NovattiRead More
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  • Aeris Active virus killer approved for sale in the UK

    Environmental biotech company Aeris Environmental (ASX: AEI) has seen no shortage of demand for its Aeris Active disinfectant but is set to capitalise on global demand further with approval from the UK Poison Control Centre for sale in the UK.  With independent labs already confirming that Aeris Active is more than 99.99% effective in deactivatingRead More
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  • Norwood and Spark NZ launch voicemail app, rockets to #6 on charts

    Communications tech company Norwood Systems (ASX: NOR) has earmarked a substantial rise in future revenue following the successful launch of their voicemail app with partner Spark NZ (ASX: SPK), the largest telecommunications provider in New Zealand.  The process of rolling out the Spark Voicemail app has been a prompt one, with Norwood and Spark havingRead More
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  • NZ Coastal Seafoods expands facility, production to double

    Seafood company New Zealand Coastal Seafoods (ASX: NZS) is set to capitalise on global interest in Kiwi seafood products with the expansion of their Christchurch facility which will enable the company to double its dried seafood production.  The facility is now five times larger than the existing one and located near Christchurch Airport which isRead More
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  • Zoono successfully tests against coronavirus COVID-19, shares skyrocket

    Biotech company Zoono Group (ASX: ZNO) has reported that its lab tests against COVID-19 have shown their hand sanitiser product to have more than 99.99% efficacy in deactivating the coronavirus pathogens.  Conducted under strict European testing standards, the tests conducted identified Zoono’s Z-71 Microbe Shield hand sanitiser to be effective against a variety of pathogensRead More
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  • With trade stalling in China, Eagle Health turns to Africa with new continental distributor

    As fears over the coronavirus outbreak continue to spread, health and nutritional product manufacturer Eagle Health (ASX: EHH) is set to diversify their distribution channels by entering a collaborative agreement with Amka Products which has a continental footprint throughout Africa.  The agreement will see AMKA, a market leader for manufacturing and distribution of health productsRead More
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  • MGM Wireless wins Government tender to eliminate truancy

    Australian tech company MGM Wireless (ASX: MWR) has won a major contract from the Western Australia Department of Education to supply student absence notifications to all WA Government schools.  The 2-year contract is valued at approximately $1.3 million with the WA Government having an option to extend a further 2 years. Under terms of theRead More
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  • Healthia revenues surge 50% as Australians flock to allied health services

    Allied healthcare services provider Healthia (ASX: HLA) has seen a significant growth for the first half of FY20, reporting a 50.2% rise in revenues which has also led the company to declare their maiden dividend.  Compared to the corresponding H1 results for the year prior, Healthia reporting the significant jump to $44.2 million in revenueRead More
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  • Digital Banks and Neobanks in Australia explained, what are they?

    The Australian banking industry is rapidly changing and 2020 is shaping up as a big year for digital banks and Neobanks which will provide Australians with an alternative option for their banking services to the Big Four - NAB, Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac.  With the terms ‘Digital Bank’ and ‘Neobank’ becoming increasingly popular, belowRead More
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  • Oventus secure national distributor in the United States for sleep apnoea treatment

    Australian medtech company Oventus (ASX: OVN) is surging ahead with its plans to expand into the United States, having reached an agreement with healthcare provider Aeroflow Healthcare for Oventus’ Sleep Treatment Platform and consumables.  The partnership will see Aeroflow offer Oventus products under subcontracts which will initially be introduced in the Southeastern States before beingRead More
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  • iSignThis-ASX Federal Court conflict heats up with $4.2m investment in ASX rival

    Despite having been suspended from trade on the ASX (ASX: ASX) by the market operator, fintech company iSignThis (ASX: ISX) is making waves with a strategic $4.2 million investment in the National Stock Exchange (ASX: NSX), a rival market operator to the ASX that domiciles a smaller number of listed companies.  The investment gives iSignThisRead More
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  • Coronavirus driving dairy product sales and production, says Jatenergy

    Australia-China trade specialist and consumer good manufacturer Jatenergy (ASX: JAT) has reported a significant uplift in their dairy product brands with the company correlating the rise with the coronavirus breakout.  Whilst the Company did not go into any details regarding the correlation, their Neurio lactoferrin brand of milk products have seen a spike in ordersRead More
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  • Rebel Group, Houthis, seize $1.68m cash from Petsec Energy bank account

    Political risk is often a key consideration for investing in Africa and the Middle East but shareholders of Petsec Energy (ASX: PSA) will be concerned from news that the company has had US $1.68m siphoned out of their bank account and learning that the Houthi rebel group in Yemen are likely to have been involved. Read More
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  • Food Revolution pivots into hand sanitiser production, shares surge 49%

    With a bottling production plant already in operation, food processing company Food Revolution Group (ASX: FOD) has received enough interest in hand sanitiser to quickly commission a new bottling line to fill a global supply gap in the sanitary product.  Whilst the company does not have a line of sanitary products, its Melbourne plant hasRead More
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  • Data breach caps off horrendous few months for Asian matchmaker Love Group

    In an age when dating apps are free to download and users swipe-right uninhibited, it is a credit to Hong-Kong based matchmaker Love Group (ASX: LVE) to have still billed out $1.7m in customer receipts for H1 of FY20.  Despite the billings, Love Group has reported a cash operating loss of $228k with political protestsRead More
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  • Up 110% in 12 months, Johns Lyng continues acquisition spree, adding Air Control Australia

    Construction and building services company Johns Lyng Group (ASX: JLG) has continued its excellent run of form over the past 12 months, today announcing the acquisition of the majority stake in complementary service provider Air Control Australia.  The acquisition of 60% in Air Control Australia for $1.6 million cash and $300,000 of JLG equity willRead More
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  • New Medibio MD kicks off 2020 with FDA Approval Roadmap

    With mental health issues continuing to make headlines as greater importance is placed on its value towards wellbeing, medtech company Medibio (ASX: MEB) is developing a Software Medical Device for early detection of depressive symptoms.  Sleep disorders, their onset, and progression, will be the key depressive symptom being targeted by Medibio’s technology which will beRead More
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  • Azure Healthcare secures 3-year supply contract to more than 30 US States

    Australian healthtech company Azure Healthcare (ASX: AZV) is set to further stamp their footprint on the United States healthcare system with a 3-year extension of their supply agreement for the Company's nurse call systems which service more than 30 states.  The Tacera Pulse system is used to monitor nurse call alarms, collect alarm and responseRead More
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  • Family Insights launches Frugl App for Grocery Price Comparison

    Microcap tech company Family Insights (ASX: FAM) is going to make penny saving simpler for families with the launch of their smartphone app Frugl which enables users to compare identical grocery product prices between  supermarkets.  Beyond its price comparison functionality, the app also has health and wellness functions which enable users to create individual shoppingRead More
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  • FlexiGroup, Raiz and Mastercard collaborate for all-in-one BNPL service

    Consumers tired of maintaining multiple accounts, downloading multiple apps and receiving multiple bills will soon have access to new Buy-Now-Pay-Later platform bundll which is a world-first BNPL product which can be used anywhere that accepts Mastercard.  Touted as the a ‘Buy EVERYWHERE, Pay Later’ product, bundll was created via a strategic partnership between FlexiGroup (ASX:Read More
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  • Extensive testing confirms BlackEarth’s graphite ripe for lithium-ion batteries and EV market

    At a time when Tesla has emerged as the world’s largest car manufacturer (by market cap), graphite developer BlackEarth Minerals (ASX: BEM) has had their product confirmed by an independent lab as suitable for lithium-ion batteries.  The final testwork report was published by Dorfner ANZAPLAN, a leading German full service specialist in testing and engineering,Read More
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  • Emerald Research Note – Wagering, Lottery, and Casinos

    Report excerpt: “2020 is shaping as a significant year in Australia for the Wagering and Casinos industry which is facing increased political headwinds likely to affect several ASX-listed companies. In perspective, the government reported figures to show Australians lose more from gambling losses per adult than anywhere else in the world, with Australian adults losingRead More
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  • Rental Industry to shake up as Rent.com.au partners with Novatti to redevelop RentPay

    In an era where customers are seeking alternative payment methods, the $60 billion rental payments industry is set for change with Australia’s top rental website Rent.com.au (ASX: RNT) to develop innovative rental platform, RentPay, in conjunction with fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV).  Defined by rent.com.au as a “next generation” rental payments solution, RentPay willRead More
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  • Biotron shares surge 75% amidst coronavirus cure rumours

    Since the outbreak of coronavirus has spread globally, speculators have been quick to invest in biopharmaceutical company - Biotron (ASX: BIT), which has seen a major spike in trading volume, increasing its share price 75% in the space of two weeks.  Despite receiving a price query from the ASX on 23 January 2020 when theRead More
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  • BNPL Provider Openpay slides 25% on listing price, partners with Woolworths

    It’s been a rough first month since listing on the ASX for Buy-Now-Pay-Later (BNPL) service provider Openpay (ASX: OPY) but the fintech is diversifying into the B2B market with the launch of Openpay For Business - software designed to streamline trade account management.  Despite its Openpay branding, Openpay For Business will not offer B2B partnersRead More
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  • Dubber secures Telstra as major client, are your calls being recorded?

    Melbourne-based tech company Dubber (ASX: DUB) may be in line for a bump in revenue having agreed to terms with Telstra (ASX: TLS) which will enable Telstra clients to access Dubber’s call recording software.  Already the world’s most scalable call recording service, Dubber was founded in 2011 but quickly grew to service telecommunications clients acrossRead More
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  • Emerald Financial Research Note – Novatti Group BUY Recommendation

    Novatti’s international payment service business continues to grow, highlighted by the strong growth in Q1 FY20 which saw 32% growth in revenue and its second consecutive cash flow positive quarter. In parallel with the payments business, Novatti is expected to be granted a restricted banking licence in early-2020 and industry averages suggesting a full licenceRead More
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  • Nanollose partners with Indian behemoth, edges towards commercialisation of sustainable clothing

    Australian innovator Nanollose (ASX: NC6) has partnered with Indian production giant Grasim Industries for the exclusive development of Nanollose’s tree-free fibres which are an alternative to Cellulose - a hidden polymer building block used in everyday life such as clothing and paper.  As the flagship business of Aditya Birla Group which delivered revenues of moreRead More
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  • Rio Tinto give big tick of approval to Antipa Minerals, commits further $14m

    There looks to be some serious gold in Antipa Minerals’ (ASX: AZY) hills with joint venture partner Rio Tinto (ASX: RIO) electing to increase its share in Antipa’s Citadel Project in Western Australia.  Rio Tinto had initially committed $11m to the gold project in exchange for a 51% interest and will now commit a furtherRead More
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  • Healthia goes global, launches 3D printed orthotics lab in New York

    Australian allied healthcare provider Healthia (ASX: HLA) has taken its industry-leading 3D printing technology to the world with the launch of an orthotics manufacturing lab in Astoria, New York, capable of printing 30,000 pairs annually.  The new facility will be operated by iOrthotics USA, which Healthia owns a 58% stake in, and has been secured

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  • International payments processor Novatti grows revenue by 45%

    Fintech developer and transactions processor Novatti (ASX: NOV) has reported record payment processing revenues for the quarter ending December 31, 2019, a rise of 45% compared to the corresponding 2018 quarter. The increase from $1.15m to $1.55m comes solely from Novatti’s international transaction processing business, just one division of the Company which has a bankingRead More
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  • MyFiziq partners with Bearn app, will pay you to lose weight

    Health technology company MyFiziq (ASX: MYQ) has agreed to terms with American health and wellness company Bearn LLC for their tech to be integrated into the health-tracking Bearn application which offers users actual money for meeting health goals.  Key to the companies integrating their technology together is MyFiziq’s patented body-scanning smartphone software which tracks anRead More
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  • Uranium at $25/lb but Boss Resources is preparing for it to double

    It’s been a long period of dormancy for the uranium market following the 2011 Fukushima disaster which has seen an industry slowdown, with many smaller uranium companies shutting down. However, one which has not, Boss Resources (ASX: BOE) - is preparing to re-start operation.  There’s just one problem - they need the price of uraniumRead More
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  • G Medical to enter Taiwan with smartphone vital signs monitor, shares rocket

    Medtech company G Medical Innovations (ASX: GMV) is preparing to launch Prizma - a smartphone case that can monitor vital signs - in Taiwan, having secured Taiwan Food and Drug Administration approval for their flagship device.  The approval comes via G Medical’s partner in Taiwan, First Channel Ltd (FCL) which will immediately commence discussions withRead More
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  • Emerald Financial Research Note – Healthia Ltd BUY Recommendation

    In their first year of operation since consolidating the various allied healthcare businesses together, Healthia performed well at an operational level to deliver sound financial returns through FY19. Whilst operational expenses exceeded forecasts in the Company’s first year, the majority are attributed to oneoff expenses associated with integration of clinics into the Healthia network, heightenedRead More
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  • Collaborate launches car sharing in New Zealand with leading automotive group

    Aussie tech company Collaborate Corporation (ASX: CL8) has secured a key partner to launch Carly, their car subscription service, in New Zealand and continues to bring disruption to traditional means of car ownership.  The 6-month partnership with Turners Automotive Group (ASX:TRA; NZX:TRA), New Zealand’s largest car retailer, will see Turners commit 200 vehicles for accessRead More
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  • New Google Education Partner status sends TALi shares soaring

    Australian tech company TALi Digital (ASX: TD1) has secured mass global distribution following the announcement that the company has achieved Google For Education Partner status for their TALi education platform, sending TALi’s share price soaring 35%.  Clinically tested software products which address neurological conditions in early childhood to strengthen cognitive attention in children, TALi DetectRead More
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  • Australians continue seeking alternative to banks as Wisr loans surge 36% in Q2

    With scandals having rocked the banking sector over the past 12 months, Australia’s first neo-lender Wisr (ASX: WZR) has seen major growth in its loan growth, reporting an increase of $31.6 million in loan origination, an increase of 36% compared to the previous quarter and bringing total loan origination to $163.8m.  The milestone continues aRead More
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  • Hemp soups coming to supermarket shelves as ECS Botanics secures national distribution

    Australians keen to capitalise on the nutritional benefits around hemp will soon be able to do so via soup formats with ECS Botanics (ASX: ECS) securing a distribution agreement with Just Foods Australia to have their soup product sold on Woolworths shelves.  Australia's largest supermarket chain will stock ECS’s Mexican Spiced Bean Soup with HempRead More
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  • Virtual Reality coming to Dental training as Vection enters VR healthcare education

    Aspiring dentists could soon find themselves learning their trade via virtual reality (VR) with tech company Vection Technologies (ASX: VR1) having been engaged by dental technician expert D&D to create FrameS Dental - a VR training program which will be spun out of Vection’s existing VR technology - FrameS.  Initial consideration for the project agreementRead More
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  • K2Fly secures global miners as SaaS clients, doubles revenues

    Australian tech company K2fly (ASX: K2F) has reported record sales for their mineral resource and land management software delivering $1.67m in revenues for Q2 2020, a rise of 102% on the equivalent FY19 quarter.  Key to the significant uptick in sales is the ongoing SaaS fees which ensures annual recurring revenues and the onboarding ofRead More
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  • Novatti secures $18m investment in preparation for digital banking service

    Undergoing a second investment round in preparation for the launch of their digital banking business, Australian fintech company Novatti Group (ASX: NOV) has secured further cornerstone investors committing $18m which will enable the Group to meet capital requirements for the granting of a banking license.  The investors comprise Hong Kong-based Fortune Fund Investment (Asia) LimitedRead More
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  • Lightbox and Neon to merge, creating ‘supercharged’ streaming service for Kiwis

    As video-on-demand (VOD) services continue emerging as the platform of preference amongst television viewers, New Zealand residents will soon have access to an outstanding range of content from one sole service with Spark (ASX: SPK) entering an agreement to sell Lightbox to broadcaster Sky Network Television (ASX: SKT).   The agreement will see Sky merge LightboxRead More
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  • MGM secures major UK distributor for child-safe GPS smartphones

    Tech company MGM Wireless (ASX: MWR) could soon be in line for a significant uptick in sales having entered into a distribution agreement with FTSE250 retailer Dixons Carphone plc (LON: DC) for MGM’s child-friendly SPACETALK product.  The agreement enables Europeans to purchase the all-in-one smartphone, watch and GPS device through Currys PC World online store,Read More
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  • Researchers choose LumiGrow for horticulture studies, Enevis continues turnaround

    Australian tech company Enevis (ASX: ENE) has continued an impressive business turnaround which has led to three leading Universities electing to conduct horticulture research using LumiGrow lighting solutions which recently won the Best Lighting Solutions award at the 2019 Canadian Cannabis awards.  Having secured exclusive distribution rights from U.S company LumiGrow, orders were placed withRead More
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  • Veterinary rollup to be taken over at 56% premium, shares skyrocket

    Shareholders in National Veterinary Care (ASX: NVL) will be getting a handsome return on their investments with the veterinary services operator having received a 100% takeover offer from VetPartners to acquire all shares at $3.70 per share.  The takeover offer values NVL at $251 million and represents a 56.8% premium on NVL’s closing price onRead More
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  • Holista files patent application for tech that makes CBD oil 40x more potent

    Food technology company Holista Colltech (ASX: HCT) has filed a patent for platform technology claiming to deliver fat-soluble medications which can be applied to the cannabidiol oil industry, making CBD oils 40 times more potent.  If granted, the global patent can be applied to a whole range of molecules to create a water-soluble delivery systemRead More
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  • Zoono secures Chinese distributor after impressive African swine fever trials

    With China having lost more than 100 million pigs due to the recent outbreak of African swine fever in the mainland, attention has been thrust upon preventative measures, leading a Chinese Group to engage chemical company Zoono (ASX: ZNO) for a 10-year distribution arrangement.  The Chinese Group will use the Zoono China brand to sellRead More
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  • Healthcare service providers poised to benefit in 2020 despite economic uncertainty

    2019 has been a year like none other, with President Trump seemingly having more direct influence on international markets than any of his predecessors. It’s why we have continually seen market swings and the tiring words ‘Trade War’ repeatedly popping up in headlines on a daily basis.  Under Trump’s administration, the yardstick for a President’sRead More
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  • Beam launches world-first global satellite SOS messaging service

    Thousands of would-be deaths will soon be saved with Beam Communications (ASX: BCC) today launching presales of their satellite SOS messaging device, ZOLEO.  The device will be available for purchase online via SatPhoneShop.com which is wholly owned by Beam, as well as global online sales channels including Ebay and Amazon from 18 December. Customers wishingRead More
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  • Encouraging data for Cynata aiming to treat condition responsible for half of hospital deaths

    Australian biopharmaceuticals developer Cynata Therapeutics (ASX: CYP) has returned highly encouraging data from its preclinical trials for its Cymerus™ product aiming  to treat sepsis, the most common cause of death in hospital intensive care units.  Sepsis, a form of blood poisoning, continues to be a major health problem in hospitals which accounts for 50% ofRead More
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  • Auditors slam Sky and Space, possibly the most hated company listed on the ASX

    Having been in a voluntary trading halt since last trading on 3 April 2019, shareholders of Sky and Space Global (ASX: SAS) may finally have some closure with signs now pointing to the Israeli-based space company being put into administration.  Earlier in the year, we brought attention to the series of capital raises undertaken byRead More
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  • Morrison Government confirms $5m funding towards AI facial recognition for pain assessment

    Confirming their commitment announced in April 2019, the Morrison Government has signed a $5 million grant to Australian medtech company PainChek (ASX: PCK) which will provide dementia patients with licences to utilise the facial recognition software for the purpose of assessing pain.  Key to the software which has been clinically tested is its ability toRead More
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  • Neuren secures European patent for drug aimed to treat incurable brain disorders

    Australian biopharmaceuticals developer Neuren Pharmaceuticals (ASX: NEU) has been granted a patent from the European Patent Office covering NNZ-2591, a world-first drug being developed to treat three neurodevelopmental disorders which affect children, and are currently incurable.  The granting of the new patent is the third jurisdiction to do so for Neuren with the same applicationRead More
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  • Amaysim acquires Jeenee Mobile, increases recurring subscribers to 698k

    Telecommunications provider amaysim (ASX: AYS) has strengthened its recurring mobile subscriber base through the acquisition of Jeenee Communications and its 41,700 subscribers.  The purchase of the privately-held mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for total consideration of $7.8 million will take amaysim’s total recurring mobile subscriber base to 698,600 total users with Jeenee customers to beRead More
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  • Quantify Tech secures $500k order to turn apartments into SmartHomes

    Australian tech manufacturer Quantify Technology (ASX: QFY) has secured an order in excess of $500,000 for their qDevices which will be installed in three apartment buildings, converting them into SmartHomes where lighting and sound will be adjustable by occupants via voice, app and touch.  The Heads of Agreement (HoA) is with Sydney based building developerRead More
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  • Apiam Animal Health acquires leading animal consulting business in Victoria

    In an offer too good to refuse, owners of privately-held veterinary company Grampians Animal Health have sold the business to Apiam Animal Health (ASX: AHX) for $4.65m.  Located in Hamilton, Victoria - the heartland of Victorian sheep farming - the purchase will see Apiam acquire the animal veterinary clinic as well as Livestock Logic, aRead More
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  • Linius adds NBL as client for video personalisation service

    Australian video tech company Linius (ASX: LNU) has secured Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) to its growing list of sports clients utilising their personalised video service - Video Virtualization Engine™ (VVE).  As the world’s first service which transforms static video into personalised video experiences, individual users of the VVE technology will be able to individuallyRead More
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  • De.mem adds $1.7m revenue from contract with global powerhouse Givaudan

    Australian-Singapore wastewater treatment company De.mem (ASX: DEM) has strengthened its bottom line having today announced a new contract acquisition from Swiss cosmetics and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (SWX: GVN), valued at a minimum of $1.7m.  The contract will see De.mem operate a wastewater treatment system at the Swiss conglomerate’s Singapore production facility, treating wastewater to meetRead More
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  • Wellness and Beauty Solutions, secures NZ mass distributor for TANNED range

    Australian beauty product manufacturer Wellness and Beauty Solutions (ASX: WNB) has secured a partnership with Sisterhood Beauty for mass distribution of their TANNED product range across 600 retail outlets in New Zealand.  Launched in June 2019, the TANNED product line is a safe sunless tanning product which is currently available in Australia via Sportsgirl retailRead More
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  • Medical Developments gains approval to commence Penthrox trials in China

    Australian pharmaceuticals manufacturer Medical Developments International (ASX: MVP) has secured approval from the Chinese National Medical Product Administration (NMPA) to commence bridging trials for Penthrox IND, their green whistle pain reliever.  The approval is a major step towards commercialisation of the flagship non-opioid pain reliever in China.  "The approval of the Penthrox IND by theRead More
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  • Noni B secures EziBuy database for ‘nominal figure’, stake in company too

    Australian retailer Noni B (ASX: NBL) and Alceon Group have reached an agreement to purchase a 50.1% stake in EziBuy, a large multi-channel clothing and homewares retailer in New Zealand for an undisclosed “nominal” figure.  The purchase will provide Noni B and Alceon with the majority stake in EziBuy which last year reported NZD $135mRead More
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  • FDA relaxes clinical trial guidelines, opens U.S opportunity to Visioneering

    Medtech developer Visioneering Technologies (ASX: VTI) may soon have its NaturalVue Multifocal (NVMF) contact lenses re-classified by the FDA which has just approved the first contact lenses which slow the progression of nearsightedness.  The FDA approval was given to CooperVision’s MiSight® 1 day contact lens which slows the progression of myopia specifically in children. TheRead More
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  • ServTech launches virtual reality tech in Canada, capitalising on building activity

    With Toronto, currently in the midst of a mini housing boom which has seen rises in house prices and an influx of commercial development, Australian tech company ServTech Global (ASX: SVT) is set to launch their virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) software in Canada. The expansion comes via a software distribution agreement withRead More
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  • HeraMED shares surge 51% following FDA approval for fetal heart monitor

    Medtech company HeraMED (ASX: HMD) has seen a major spike in investor confidence after securing clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for HeraBEAT US - their fetal ultrasonic heart monitor.  Intended to detect, display and replay heart beats from as early as 12 weeks into pregnancy, the handheld device was developed inRead More
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  • Turners secures Heartland Bank as mass distribution partner for auto-insurance

    New Zealand financial services provider Turners Automotive Group (ASX/NZX: TRA) has partnered with Heartland Bank (ASX/NZX; HGH), securing a new distribution network which the auto insurers expects to generate an additional NZ $2m in revenue.  Via the partnership, Heartland Bank will commence selling Turners’ Autosure products via their motor vehicle financing business, MARAC.  “This isRead More
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  • What housing slump? The Agency Group report record real estate commissions

    Despite Australia being on the borderline of a recession which has prompted regular interest rate cuts, The Agency Group (ASX: AU1) has reported record commissions for their real estate business, achieving $5.4m in October - a 54% lift on the $3.5m in the month prior.  In October alone, The Agency Group sold $345m worth ofRead More
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  • DigitalX launches Bitcoin Fund, backing it with $2.75m in BTC

    Investors seeking professionally-managed exposure to cryptocurrencies and digital assets will soon be able to do so via DigitalX’s (ASX: DCC) new Bitcoin Fund with the Company already possessing a significant holding of 413 Bitcoins (BTC), currently valued at a total of $5.28m.  The new fund will available to sophisticated investors and family offices under aRead More
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  • Proteomics secures CE Mark certification for world’s first diabetic kidney disease diagnostic device

    Australian medtech developer Proteomics International Laboratories (PILL, ASX: PIQ) has reached a landmark milestone having secured CE Mark certification for commericalisation of their in vitro diagnostic medical device in Europe, which can predict the early onset of diabetic kidney disease. The device, PromarkerD, takes a blood test which then creates a unique protein fingerprint whichRead More
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  • THC Global secures permit to commence medicinal cannabis manufacturing in Queensland

    Australian cannabis pharmaceuticals company THC Global (ASX: THC) is one major step closer to their ‘Farm to Pharma’ strategy, having been granted a Manufacture Permit from the Australian Office of Drug Control for their facility in Southport, Queensland.  By securing the permit, THC Global will immediately commence production of medicinal cannabis products which have beenRead More
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  • FinTech disruptor Novatti secures partner to launch digital wallets in Australia

    Australian payments technology innovator Novatti (ASX: NOV) has secured a significant backing with Australian Fintech Investment Group (AFIG) to invest $1.1m in Novatti’s ambitious disruption plans which will initially target new migrants. The investment will be made directly into Novatti B Holding Company (NBHC) which will be the  subsidiary managing the company’s banking services unit,Read More
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  • Zelda to launch clinical trials testing cannabis as solution to insomnia

    Australian bio-pharmaceutical developer Zelda Therapeutics (ASX: ZLD) has now fully enrolled insomnia sufferers into clinical trials where the Company aims to use cannabis as a treatment for clinically diagnosed patients.  This set of trials will be completed in collaboration with the University of Western Australia (UWA) Centre for Sleep Science. The trials will aim toRead More
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  • Organic food sales surge as Murray River target China via social media

    Organic food producer Murray River Organics Group (ASX: MRG) has seen a 27% uplift in exports. Interest from China-based consumers have led the drive, following the Company’s marketing tactics using the WeChat social media platform.  Using WeChat, Murray River Organics has been able to communicate directly with consumers at a time when ongoing food safetyRead More
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  • Leading research body invests in Bio-Gene’s fight against grain pests

    At a time when drought has ravaged Australian farmers, food storage is poised to play a vital role in the nation’s agriculture production which is seeing significant industry investment in Bio-Gene Technology (ASX: BGT) and their grain pest control products.  In the latest round of announcements, Bio-Gene has confirmed the addition of Grains Research andRead More
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  • Orbital launches first tactical UAV flights in Australia

    As drone technology continues to advance and heighten security concerns, Australian tech developer Orbital Corporation (ASX: OEC) has initiated a UAV flight program targeting 300 hours of data, in collaboration with wholly-owned Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific. The program is being conducted at Insitu’s Queensland facility where Orbital’s propulsion systems will be key to extending theRead More
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  • Another week, another new metal for Toro Energy as Nickel now intersected

    In the midst of a capital raise from shareholders, Toro Energy (ASX: TOE) has continued its rush of news flow, today announcing the intersection of Nickel sulphide deposits, adding to their recently discovered Vanadium and Gold to go with their flagship resource, Uranium.  As part of their exploration program into their Yandal Gold Project, locatedRead More
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  • Pollution-tech provider Envirosuite to set to partner with major Chinese firm

    Two months into a corporate strategy to target the lucrative Chinese market, Australian environmental management tech firm Envirosuite (ASX: EVS) is set to partner with Sailhero, a major China-based company to tackle pollution.  With a market cap of USD$4.3 billion, environmental protection group Sailhero has access to 30% of the air pollution market in ChinaRead More
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  • NAB partners with microfinance Fintech, Wisr

    Australian Fintech firm Wisr (ASX: WZR) has received a major boost in market confidence after securing $50 million in funding from NAB to increase debt capacity for ethical microfinance facilities.  The 2-year partnership will see NAB provide an initial $50m debt warehouse program with the potential to increase to $200m.  “This is an incredible resultRead More
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  • HeraMed penetrating Indian marketplace for early detection of prenatal risks

    Technology developer HeraMed (ASX: HMD) has continued its progression into the Indian market with its pregnancy monitoring devices aimed at improving engagement between pregnant women and medical professionals to improve health monitoring and early risk detection.  The progress sees an extension of a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian distributors Consultus India as well as aRead More
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  • MGC Pharma doubles cannabinoid prescriptions in one month

    Biopharmaceuticals manufacturer MGC Pharmaceuticals (ASX: MXC) has seen significant uptake of its cannabinoid medications with prescriptions across Australia and the United Kingdom doubling to 800 patients through the month of October.  The update comes as more medical practitioners prescribe phytocannabinoid-derived medications CannEpil®, which targets drug-resistant epilepsy, and MXP100 which is recommended for neurological disorders, inflammationRead More
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  • Product delivery by drone inevitable as ParaZero sales surge

    With some of the worlds largest retailers safely delivering goods by drones which are flying over people, drone safety systems company ParaZero (ASX: PRZ) has seen a notable uplift in sales for its parachute devices amongst drone manufacturers.  The new orders amount to $235,000 for ParaZero but may be a sign of things to comeRead More
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  • The long road ahead for Seven West Media

    Emerald Financial Rating: Medium-term Sell Price at time of publication: $0.42 The Australian media ranks have once again had their feathers rustled earlier in the year following the resignation of Seven West Media CEO Tim Worner just five days before he had been due to deliver the Groups FY19 financial results. With the timing ofRead More
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  • Australia’s green whistle pain relief winning over Europeans

    Carried and administered by Australian paramedics for decades, the green whistle pain reliever has been on the Australian market for years but clinical trials in Europe have now revealed Penthrox® to be a superior pain relief product than traditional treatments of morphine (IV), paracetamol, ketoprofen and NSAIDS.  Marketed as Penthrox® with the key ingredient ofRead More
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  • WineDepot signs foundation client, Australia’s largest family-owned winery

    Tech newcomer Digital Wine Ventures (ASX: DW8) has hit the ground running with the signing of Casella Family Brands, Australia largest family-owned winery, as a foundation client for their one-stop-shop WineDepot platform.  Launched in September 2019, WineDepot is a B2B cloud-based platform which aims to connect wine producers, distributors, importers and retailers enabling producers aRead More
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  • Hyundai to launch vehicle subscription service in Australia via Carly

    Australians not wanting the burden of car ownership but convenience of its travel will soon be able to purchase a subscription to Hyundai where they will be able to drive a Hyundai vehicle via subscription platform Carly.co, which is owned by Collaborate Corporation (ASX: CL8).  The partnership between Hyundai and Carly will be the firstRead More
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  • Fiji Kava set to alleviate New Zealand’s stress and anxiety

    Amidst rising demand for natural-health solutions, kava producer Fiji Kava (ASX: FIJ) has reached an agreement with Green Cross Health (NZX: GXH) to supply kava products to more than 350 pharmacies in New Zealand.  A leading healthcare provider in New Zealand, Green Cross Health will stock the kava powders and capsules exclusively for a 12-monthRead More
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  • Strike 2 – Latitude IPO pulled amidst lack of investor confidence in float

    The somewhat hyped IPO of Latitude Financial Group, which would have been the biggest of 2019, has been pulled from listing after various attempts to encourage brokers and investors to participate in the float.  The news comes just one day after lead managers for the IPO contacted prospective investors forewarning that demand for shares inRead More
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  • Kleos targets U.S. maritime defence, launching American business

    Space technology developer Kleos Space (ASX: KSS, Frankfurt: KS1) is set to claim a share of the US$692 billion U.S. National Security Budget via the launch of a wholly-owned subsidiary to be based in the United States.  By launching Kleos US, Kleos will gain access to valuable government funding which is restricted to U.S. entities,Read More
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  • Immutep clinical trials deliver significant tumour shrinkage in late-stage cancer patients

    Australian biotech company Immutep (ASX: IMM, NASDAQ: IMMP) has delivered impressive Phase I clinical trial results for its TACTI-mel trial which has observed significant tumour size shrinkage in the majority of trial patients over the 12 month trial period.  The trials tested 24 patients with melanoma which were located in areas not capable of beingRead More
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  • Paladin Energy preparing for uranium turnaround with rapid production restart planned

    Uranium producer Paladin Energy (ASX: PDN) is preparing for a rapid restart of their Langer Heinrich uranium mine. The Company has recently completed a new feasibility study, accounting for improved production capacities which has significantly lowered the cost of production compared to 2018 when the mine was last in operation.  Intending to capitalise on aRead More
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  • Vonex doubles customers since linking with Qantas Business Rewards

    Telecommunications company Vonex (ASX: VN8) has seen an immediate uplift in customer leads, referrals and signups since partnering with Qantas Business Rewards, enabling businesses to earn Qantas Points via the purchase of Vonex products and services.  Since the partnership between Vonex and Qantas (ASX: QAN) commenced in mid-August, Vonex has notably improved its book ofRead More
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  • Millennium continues major turnaround with new $41m contract

    Cleaning services provider Millennium Services (ASX: MIL) has advanced its New Zealand operations notably, securing a 5-year contract valued at A$41.3 million to provide cleaning services across five NZ shopping centres.  The contract comprises of new work across 3 shopping centres, and an extension of terms across two others for the repeat client, an ASX-listedRead More
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  • Evolve Education to shake up childcare industry with Australian expansion

    The Australian childcare industry could be in line for a shakeup with large New Zealand operator Evolve Education (ASX: EVO) announcing their expansion into the Australian market, starting with the acquisition of four centres in Melbourne.  The acquisitions were funded from existing cash reserves with a total purchase price of A$11.8m and are expected toRead More
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  • Major U.S healthcare company invests $11m in MedAdvisor at a premium

    Australian medtech company MedAdvisor (ASX: MDR) has received a major boost in confidence following an oversubscribed capital raise which included an $11m investment from U.S healthcare solutions provider HMS (NASDAQ: HMSY).  The investment from HMS comes alongside a further $6m raised from institutional investors bringing their total funds raised to $17m, all at an OfferRead More
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  • What the SportsBet-BetEasy merger means for TabCorp and punters

    The online sports wagering industry is set to be shaken up once again, with the proposed merger of online bookmaker operators The Stars Group and Flutter Entertainment. With the Groups operating BetEasy and SportsBet respectively, merging two of Australia’s largest online bookmakers will have significant industry ramifications, with punters set to be the biggest winnersRead More
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  • Trigg Mining stumbles of opening day after finally listing on the ASX

    After a long road to the ASX which started in May 2018, Trigg Mining (ASX: TMG) has reached an abrupt junction having finally commenced trading, only to fall 30% from their IPO Offer Price on opening day.  The journey commenced in May 2018 when the Perth-base potash explorer sought to raise $2 million from their

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  • Magellan’s landmark IPO spinout nets mixed results, raising $862m

    The landmark decision by Magellan Financial Group (ASX: MFG) to not pay brokers a commission on funds raised has delivered mixed results with the financial giant raising $862 million from investors for the High Conviction Trust spinout, a notably small figure compared to their $92 billion in funds under management.  In lieu of paying commissionsRead More
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  • Theta Gold Mines ups production plans with purchase of mill

    With gold prices still sitting at lofty heights, Theta Gold Mines (ASX: TGM) has taken a major step forward in their South African gold operations with the AUD $550,000 purchase of a ball mill.  The secondhand mill was previously used by Glencore with independent expectations confirming the mill to be in excellent condition. The purchaseRead More
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  • NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuticals seeks glaucoma cure after positive results on rabbit

    The 60 million individuals around the world who suffer from glaucoma could one day have a cure for the debilitating eye disease from NeuroScientific Biopharmaceuticals (ASX: NSB), with the company buoyed by initial results from their preclinical trials.  The drug development company’s lead product, EmtinB - a therapeutic peptide which has had positive results forRead More
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  • After $250m spent on research, EOS launches space communications business

    Their share price may suggest it to be a poorly kept secret, but Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has today announced the launch of a space communications business, an area which the company has spent more than $250 million researching over the past ten years.  Key to their decision to spin out the new business,Read More
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  • Stock Forum HotCopper expanding to North American exchanges via $22m acquisition

    Online sharemarket forum HotCopper (ASX: HOT) has made its first major corporate move in years, announcing the acquisition of Stockhouse Publishing, a Canada-based business which runs a similar sharemarket forum, but focused on North America markets. The purchase price of CAD $20 million (approx AUD $22m) will comprise of C$18m in cash and C$2m inRead More
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  • Micro cap explorer to sue French Government for $55m over project stonewalling

    A saga between oil and gas explorer Gas2Grid (ASX: GGX) and the French Government has now been drawn out since 2013, prompting the company to instruct lawyers to launch legal action seeking $55 million in damages.  Currently trading with a market cap of just $5 million, the claim, if successful, would be one of theRead More
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  • Kingston Resources strike impressive high-grade gold just 20m from surface

    West Australian gold explorer Kingston Resources (ASX: KSN) has returned excellent high-grade assay results from a maiden drill program at their Livingston Gold Project with several large intersects identified within just 20m under surface.  Major near-surface intersects at the Kingsley prospect include  5m @ 3.68g/t Au from 12m 10m @ 11.95g/t Au from 20m  15mRead More
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  • Investors flock to 3D-printed medtech as Osteopore shares surge 300% on opening day

    Medtech company Osteopore (ASX: OSX) has had an opening day to remember having raised $5.25m through their IPO at an Offer Price of $0.20 per share, before commencing trade on the ASX today where shares reached a high of $0.80, a 300% gain.  Unlike other medtech IPOs, Osteopore had already secured US FDA and CERead More
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  • Roots’ central heating pipes increase cannabis yield by 40%

    Installation of agriculture tech company Roots' (ASX: ROO) soil heating system has seen cannabis yields increase by 40%, applying a similar heating system to root soils which humans have been implementing in homes for decades.  The Root Zone Technology Optimization (RTZO) technology sees Roots install piping within soil depths which enable users to control theRead More
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  • CropLogic in strife with ASX after “unsatisfactory” response

    Highlighting the importance of compliance and transparency for investors, a corporate governance breach by agriculture company CropLogic (ASX: CLI) has landed them on the ASX watch-list which will see their announcements and activity closely scrutinised by regulators for the foreseeable future.  The situation arose following a private query from the ASX to CropLogic as toRead More
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  • Tech billionaire Richard White backs Kyckr, buying 19.6% stake in tech small cap

    Australian tech company Kyckr (ASX: KYK) has received a major boost in confidence after securing a $5.2million capital raise led by billionaire Richard White, founder of WiseTech Global (ASX: WTC).  Funds raised will be utilised to accelerate Kyckr’s commercialisation strategy, which currently offers corporate KYC (know your customer) tech solutions in more than 120 countries. Read More
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  • Keytone Dairy adds complementary healthfoods range with Super Cubes acquisition

    As the Australian public continues trending towards health-conscious eating, dairy producer Keytone Dairy (ASX: KTD) is expanding into the segment via the acquisition of lifestyle health and wellness brand Super Cubes.  The purchase price of $263k cash, $463k debt settlement and issue of performance-based shares will provide Keytone with Super Cubes’ products as well asRead More
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  • Alcidion engaged by Healthscope to predict your healthcare needs

    If Doctor Google can diagnose your current ailments, medical informatics company Alcidion (ASX: ALC) may soon be predicting your future needs after being engaged by Healthscope to develop a data and analytics solution.  The agreement, valued at $895,000 over three-years, will see the two companies work together as Healthscope seeks to transform the way healthcareRead More
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  • AdAlta partners with GE Healthcare to develop i-body diagnostic imaging

    Melbourne-based drug development company AdAlta (ASX: 1AD) has been selected by GE Healthcare, one of the world’s largest healthcare companies, to develop 'i-bodies' which GE can use as imaging agents.  One-tenth of the size of regular antibodies, i-bodies are a new class of human protein therapeutic which can be applied as a therapeutic drug toRead More
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  • Botanix highlight cannabinoid creams as major frontier to treat skin conditions acne, psoriasis & more

    Sufferers of skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and dermatitis could soon have effective cannabinoid therapeutics thanks to Botanix (ASX:BOT) and their synthetic cannabinoid trials.  Presenting at the International Cannabinoid Derived Pharmaceuticals (iCDP) Summit in Boston, the presentation titled Fact or Fiction, highlighted the effectiveness seen in their recently completed clinical trials to treat acne, and

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  • Robotics developer Strategic Elements secures partnership with global tech leader Honeywell

    Australian tech company Strategic Elements (ASX.SOR) has been backed by Honeywell in a notable show of confidence with the American tech giant funding the firm to build experimental autonomous robotic vehicles backed by artificial intelligence.  The partnership between Honeywell, a USD $100 billion company, and the Perth-based firm has been 10 months of work in

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  • Droneshield partners with UK’s largest telecommunications company

    With rising advancements in drone technology, global counterdrone tech company DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has entered into a partnership with BT Group, the largest telecommunications company in the United Kingdom, to provide counterdrone solutions.  The major partnership continues to highlight commercialisation within the counterdrone space with DroneShield reporting revenues of more than $1 million in its

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  • Mogul riding eSports phenomenon with launch of Branded Leagues

    Set to capitalise on the billion dollar eSports industry, Esports Mogul (ASX: ESH) will host its first branded league on 13 September, 2019 for partner Alliance, which will offer a $100,000 cash prize for players of their Dota 2 Alliance League.  More than 80 teams consisting of over 400 individual players have already subscribed to

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  • Beston bringing plant-based meats to a major supermarket near you

    Australians will soon have access to plant-based meats at major supermarkets with Beston Global Food Company (ASX: BFC) entering into a manufacturing agreement with domestic food company Soulfresh.  Currently producing plant-based meats under the brands Eaty and Wildly Good brands, Soulfresh's plant-based meat products were sold out at Independent Supermarkets in June, leading Coles toRead More
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  • Galan strikes unexpected heavy brines within South America Lithium Triangle

    Lithium explorer Galan Lithium (ASX: GLN) has continued its good run of form in Argentina, intercepting highly conductive heavy brines from their maiden drill hole at Pata Pila, their second Lithium prospect.  The drilling at Pata Pila which forms part of Galan’s Western Basin projects located within South America’s lucrative Lithium Triangle, follows up Galan’sRead More
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  • Aquabotix taking fight from air to sea with largest water-drone sale to Asian military agency

    The nature of military engagement continues to shift and Aquabotix (ASX: UUV) may have a big impact on how that happens following their biggest order of its SwarmDiver EDGE™ hybrid micro unmanned underwater vehicle.  The $520,000 purchase from a major Asian military agency aligned to Australia has made the purchase, becoming Aquabotix’s first Asian client,Read More
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  • Australian Dairy Nutritionals relocates, seeking to become top organic infant formula brand

    On a quest to become Australia’s premier producer of organic milk products, Australian Dairy Nutritionals (ASX: AHF) has continued its advancement having now relocated their entire plant to a new 10 acre facility in Camperdown and attaining Customs clearance.  With the new facility designed to have multiple segregated milk silos, AHF is seeking to takeRead More
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  • Orthocell on commercialisation path following revolutionary tendon regeneration trials

    Labourers and athletes prone to shoulder injuries could have a significant solution after 89% of patients participating in Orthocell’s (ASX: OCC) tendon regeneration clinical trials, reported a pain-free return to work and recreation.  The remaining 11% reported improved mobility and notably, none of the trial participants require further surgery two years on from the initialRead More
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  • Grain storage pests no match for Bio-Gene after Flavocide trials reach six-month mark

    Since the commencement of their program to fight grain storage pests, Agriculture technology company Bio-Gene Technology (ASX: BGT) continues to report strong trial results with current trials reaching the six-month mark and still effectively preventing pest growth.  As the world population continues expanding and higher food storage levels are required, loss of grains and grain-basedRead More
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  • Healthia exceeds Prospectus forecasts in maiden FY earnings

    National healthcare provider Healthia Ltd (ASX: HLA) has released its maiden FY earnings report with the Company delivering pro-forma EBITDA of $11.7 million*, exceeding forecasts by 13.6%. Since listing on the ASX in September 2018 under the guidance of Chairman Glen Richards, Healthia has increased their national presence through the continued acquisition of allied health clinics,Read More
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  • Punters under microscope as BetMakers launch new data integrity platform with Racing Victoria

    Following a slew of integrity problems coming to light in Victoria over the past two years, Racing Victoria has launched a new data tracking platform, partnering with tech firm BetMakers (ASX: BET) to enhance transparency and monitoring by racing authorities.  The new platform has been developed by BetMakers with the partnership granting an exclusive licenseRead More
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  • Bid Energy partners with Origin to rollout 28,000 ‘smart’ energy dashboards

    Australian tech company BidEnergy (ASX: BID) has partnered with leading energy retailer Origin Energy to install their automated energy management platform for Origin’s commercial and industrial customers. The 3-year partnership will see BidEnergy’s platform be progressively rolled out to more than 14,500 Origin customers by December 2019, which will enable users and access portal forRead More
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  • Paradigm clinical trial results identify breakthrough in fight against osteoarthritis

    Osteoarthritis sufferers could soon receive effective pain relief and reduced onset from the degenerative disease after Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX: PAR) reported breakthrough clinical trial results which identified a significant reduction of pain levels from participants using their Zilosul product.  The 53-day clinical trial saw testing of the injectable Pentosan-based treatment (iPPS) which demonstrated a conclusiveRead More
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  • AppsVillage extends custom mobile apps to 100m businesses via Instagram integration

    One day after listing on the ASX, tech firm AppsVillage (ASX: APV) has announced the integration of their software with social media giant Instagram, providing access to 100 million new potential customers.  “We are dedicated to continuing to enhance the marketing channels outreach for our clients,” said AppsVillage Founder and CEO, Max Bluvband  “We areRead More
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  • Major gas discovery sends Strike and Warrego share prices soaring

    Shareholders of oil and gas explorers Warrego Energy (ASX: WGO) and Strike Energy (ASX: STX) have been handsomely rewarded after drilling and log interpretation indicated a major reservoir with high gas saturation at the West Erregulla joint venture project.  The strike came 4,753m below surface at which point analysis identified a 97m trick gas columnRead More
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  • Defunct Empire Oil & Gas to be re-birthed as Venator Petroleum

    Directors of the previously defunct oil and gas explorer Empire Oil & Gas (ASX: EGO) have announced the proposed acquisition of Venator and their Queensland oil assets with the intent of relisting on the ASX. This comes after Empire Oil & Gas went into administration in 2017 before administrators completed their obligations with Empire inRead More
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  • 9 Spokes penetrates U.S market via Bank of America partnership

    Following several months of negotiations, New Zealand Fintech company 9 Spokes (ASX: 9SP) has revealed the Tier 1 banking partner they have been working with as Bank of America.  With the announcement came confirmation of a 3-year partnership between the New Zealand firm and the global banking giant to white-label 9 Spokes’ small business dataRead More
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  • ResApp shares surge following European approval for smartphone-based respiratory diagnostics app

    Med-tech developer ResApp Health (ASX: RAP) has received certification from European regulators for the world’s first smartphone-based respiratory diagnostics test.  ResAppDx-EU is a mobile app which can be used by medical clinicians to diagnose respiratory conditions including tract disease, croup, pneumonia, asthma and bronchiolitis.  “We are very excited about receiving our first regulatory approval forRead More
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  • More than 100 children signed up for Zelda’s medicinal cannabis study

    Australian bio-pharmaceutical company Zelda Therapeutics (ASX: ZLD) has continued advancing its observational study which is revealing data around the use of medicinal cannabis for improved behaviour in autistic children. Being conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the observational study uses parent-reported data to identify doses and formulations of cannabis that improve behaviour, anxiety, sleep,Read More
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  • Wide Open Agri launches new platform to deliver ethically raised meat direct to your doorstep

    West Australians can now order ethically raised beef and lamb online with next day delivery courtesy of Wide Open Agriculture’s (ASX: WOA) new online sales platform - 'Dirty Clean Food'.  Via the regenerative food and farming company’s new website, Perth-based consumers have access to this direct paddock-to-plate platform without going through traditional retailers.  100% grassRead More
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  • Scam Watch: Airbnb is NOT IPO-ing, Do not fall for the scam

    In 2018, Australians lost almost $500 million to online scams. With the market for online scams being so lucrative, the scams are becoming intricately more complex and blurring the lines between fake and authentic. The latest Airbnb scam is just another example.  Internet scammers have identified a major segment within the investor market where investorsRead More
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  • Technology Metals DFS identifies project as world’s “largest single primary vanadium producer”

    Small cap vanadium developer Technology Metals Australia (ASX: TMT) has released impressive Definitive Feasibility Study results which have identified potential life-of-mine EBITDA totalling AUD $4.1 billion*.  “The very high quality Gabanintha Vanadium Project DFS has generated an outstanding result delivering lowest quartile operating costs over a long initial mine life at a scale that willRead More
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  • ClearVue enters Scandinavian micro-home market amid favourable legislative proposals

    Solar window product manufacturer ClearVue Technologies (ASX: CPV) is poised to enter the Scandinavian market following an exclusive Collaboration Agreement with Swedish micro-home developer Attefallshus. The agreement will see Attefallshus apply ClearVue’s patented solar technology into glass surfaces which provide a source of renewable energy.  “We are very much looking forward to collaborating with theRead More
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  • Splitit adds Ally Commerce as a global strategic partner

    Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) service provider Splitit Payments (ASX: SPT) has secured a new partnership with US eCommerce provider Ally Commerce which has already commenced offering the BNPL service for its online enterprise merchants.  Differing from the individual brand approach employed by ASX darling Afterpay (ASX: APT), Splitit instead has been sewing up a series of strategicRead More
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  • Fluence secures first commercial SUBRE wastewater treatment order from China

    Fluence Corporation (ASX: FLC) has advanced with a major inroad into the lucrative China wastewater market, securing a contract to deliver their proprietary SUBRE wastewater treatment system.  The contract was secured via Liaoning Huahong New Energy Co and will see the delivery of a 3,000 m3/day SUBRE system in Panjin, China and assist the PanjinRead More
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  • Nanollose partners with global manufacturer to develop sustainable solution in $13.2b market

    Australian plant-tech company Nanollose Ltd (ASX: NC6) has partnered with global wet wipes manufacturer Codi Group to develop an eco-friendly wipes product, a market which has traditionally been dependent on oil-based raw materials.  The Cooperation Agreement stems from a trial batch of Nanollose’s Tree-Free fibre which was sent to Codi earlier in the year forRead More
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  • Is this the most hated company on the ASX?

    If online forums and social media are anything to go by, Sky and Space Global (ASX: SAS) could potentially implode if they ever come out of the voluntary trading suspension which the Company entered on 4 April 2019.  During that time, shareholders have been unable to sell trade the stock which last traded at 2.8Read More
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  • Nuheara secures NDIS eligibility funding for smart hearing solutions

    Audio technology company Nuheara Limited (ASX: NUH) has secured access to a major customer base following the registration of their smart hearing solutions under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  This will provide Australians with access to almost the full range of Nuheara products, many of which will assist the 29% of NDIS participants whoRead More
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  • Castle Minerals doubles share price with JV after sitting on Ghana licenses for 5 years

    Operating on the ASX with a market capitalisation hovering just above AU $1 million yesterday, microcap explorer Castle Minerals (ASX: CDT) has doubled their share price following the announcement of a US $11.7 million farm-out agreement at their wholly owned projects in Ghana.  The agreement with private Ghana-based company Iguana Resources will provide Iguana withRead More
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  • Cirrus continues record growth year, securing $5.5 million in WA Government contracts

    IT solutions provider Cirrus Network Holdings (ASX: CNW) has announced the awarding of two major contracts, both secured via public tender, to the figure of $5.5 million.  The securing of the contracts continue a strong run of sales for the Perth-based IT company which last month announced record (unaudited) EBITDA of $1.8 million and revenuesRead More
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  • AgTech producer RotoGro delivers $600k order to cannabis company

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  • Top sports management firms TLA and Stride acquired by QMS Media for $32.7 million

    Australian media company QMS Media (ASX: QSM) has today announced the acquisition of leading sports management firm TLA Worldwide, as well as Stride Sports Management for $32.7 million.  The purchase will bring both management firms under the QMS Sport Holdings banner, a subsidiary of QMS Media. The acquisitions will advance QMS Sports as a globalRead More
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  • Jatenergy acquires major stake in ANMA, streamlining Aus-China infant formula production

    Australia-China trade specialist Jatenergy (ASX: JAT) has made a sizable splash in the infant formula market, today announcing the 70% acquisition of dairy product producer Australian Natural Milk Association (ANMA).  The acquisition will enable Jatenergy  to expand its manufacturing capabilities, which until now had outsourced the manufacturing of its dairy products.  “We are delighted toRead More
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  • Cannabis producer announces record subscription numbers amidst global expansion

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  • Aussie bookmaker shares surge following major U.S partnership with Penn National Gaming

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