This is The Sectorial Pulse show by Kalkine TV – a special show covering all sectoral movements from the markets for the day .
• Australian metals miners' sub-index advanced as much as 2.2% to 5,918.50, its highest since May 27, 2008. Overnight, the benchmark three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange (LME) touched $10,040 a tonne, its highest since Feb. 2011.
• Australian travel and leisure stocks fall as authorities race to track the source of a mystery COVID-19 infection in Sydney, warning residents to brace for more cases. Move comes as the country's most populous state New South Wales reported its first locally acquired coronavirus infection in more than a month on Wednesday.
• Japan's Nikkei was up, while S&P 500 E-minis futures edged down 0.01%. Across the Tasman Sea, New Zealand's benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell as much as 0.7% to 12,759.5.
• The dollar index, which measures the U.S. currency against six major peers, was little changed at 91.316 on Thursday. The euro traded at the psychologically important $1.20 mark on Thursday, after dipping to $1.1986 on Wednesday for the first time since April 19.
• In cryptocurrencies, ether traded at $3,462.62 after reaching a record $3,559.97 on Tuesday, the ninth straight day to mark an all-time high. Bigger rival bitcoin was around $56,755, vacillating between around $59,000 and $52,000 in recent days.
• Some breaking news now from the Covid-19 front in Sydney.. From 5pm today some proportionate restrictions will be put into effect including; masks will be required on public transport, in public indoor venues including retail shops, theatres, hospitals and aged care facilities.