. SMH (AUSTRALIA)
ASX 0.7% higher, Uniti accepts $3.6b offer, BoQ drops despite dividend rise, AUSTRAC targets another casino operator
The ASX 200 is up 0.6% at noon to 7519.9 with mining and energy continuing to underpin the market gains.
. CNBC (USA)
Asia-Pacific stocks rise as investors react to monetary tightening in South Korea, Singapore
Shares in Asia-Pacific were higher in Thursday trade, as investors watched for market reaction following monetary policy tightening announced in South Korea and Singapore.
. MINT (INDIA)
Stock market holiday today as BSE, NSE closed on Ambedkar Jayanti
Indian stock market is closed on Thursday on the account of public holiday for Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar Jayanti/Mahavir Jayanti.
. REUTERS (CANADA)
Oil edges lower as market weighs mixed supply signals
Oil prices fell on Thursday, after rising sharply in the first half of the week, as traders weighed a larger-than-expected build in U.S. oil stocks against tightening global supply.
Gold on course for weekly gain as Ukraine, inflation boost safe-haven bids
Gold traded flat on Thursday but prices were set for a second consecutive weekly gain as the Ukraine crisis and broadening inflationary pressures lifted the safe-haven metal’s appeal.