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The S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) looks set to retreat when the opening bell rings this morning following a mostly negative night for international markets.

Here’s a quick recap:

  • FTSE 100 (UK): down 0.12%
  • DAX (Germany): down 0.76%
  • CAC 40 (France): down 0.06%
  • Dow Jones (USA): up 0.39%
  • NASDAQ (USA): down 0.63%

The Webjet Limited (ASX: WEB) share price could receive some attention today after it advised the market of a disagreement with its auditor on a technical accounting matter. Although the auditor signed off on Webjet’s first-half accounts, it no longer agrees with the accounting treatment adopted by Webjet in relation to the Thomas Cook agreement, which Webjet entered into in August 2016.

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (ASX: LNG) released its quarterly highlights this morning, while OceanaGold Corporation (ASX: OGC) did so yesterday evening. OceanaGold produced 124,396 ounces of gold and 4,322 tonnes of copper during the second quarter, which was lower than the amount produced during the prior three months.

Other gold miners could also receive some attention. Although the gold price retreated 0.1% overnight, the Australian dollar also fell against the US greenback which could offer some support for shares of businesses such as Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX: NCM) and Northern Star Resources Ltd (ASX: NST).

The iron ore price slipped 0.3% as well while oil prices rose a little over 1%. The Australian dollar is fetching US79.67 cents.

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