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Firmer oil, play on banks push STI up

Index closes 23.4 points higher for eighth consecutive rise; turnover healthy at 2.3 billion units worth S$1.67 billion

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ANOTHER firm session for the Straits Times Index (STI) thanks to a rise in oil prices and a push on the banks, another relatively mixed session for the rest of the market - that in a nutshell was the story of Thursday's session on the local stock market.

The STI ended 23.41 points higher