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Banks spearhead rise once again

STI chalks up second straight gain this week as lenders and other defensive counters stay in limelight amid yield search

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THE Straits Times Index (STI) ended on a firmer note on Wednesday for its second straight gain this week - buoyed, as usual, by Singapore banks and other defensive counters finding favour among investors in their hunger for yield.

To be sure, there were surprising outliers, with SingPost