The ASX 200 (INDEXASX: XJO)(^AXJO) is expected to open higher today, the USA’s S&P 500 Index (.INX) went up by 0.82% on Wednesday.

Australian Dollar ($A) (AUDUSD): 69.69US cents

Dow Jones (DJI): up 0.82%

Oil (WTI): $US51.29 per barrel

Gold: $US1,333 per ounce

ASX Sharemarket News

In ASX sharemarket news, aerial imaging business Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) has launched 3D online and the beta version of artificial intelligence products.

This new product will allow customers to visualise cities in 3D from any direction, measure distances and export custom areas in a variety of 3D formats.

Nearmap claimed this will change industries such as urban planning, architecture, construction, governments and councils view and shape cities across Australia and the US.

Nearmap CEO Dr Rob Newman said: “We need to keep innovating to continue to give our customers a competitive advantage through technology breakthroughs such as those that we’re launching today.”


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Bank of Queensland Limited (ASX: BOQ) has appointed Mr George Frazis as its Managing Director and CEO from early September.

BOQ Chairman Mr Roger Davis and Chairman Elect Mr Patrick Allaway said: “We are delighted to have George joining BOQ from his immediate prior role as Chief Executive of the Consumer Bank at Westpac.

In this role he had responsibility for consumer distribution, digital, marketing, transformation and banking products and services for Westpac, St George, Bank SA, Bank of Melbourne and RAMS.”

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Gold miner Resolute Mining Limited (ASX: RSG) announced this morning that it has forward sold 30,000 ounces of gold at an average price of US$1,337 per ounce in scheduled monthly deliveries between July 2019 and December 2019.


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