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Gains in US futures, HK, China push STI up

Local index leaps 31.2 points or 1.1 per cent, thanks to the three banks, Singtel and Keppel Corp


BLUE chips again dominated trading on Thursday during a session in which the Straits Times Index (STI) underwent a familiar pattern of tracking movements in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Dow futures. Gains in all three meant the STI jumped 31.22 points or 1.05 per cent to 3,015.14, pushed higher