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Rallies in Japan, Dow futures boost STI

43-point jump brings the index's two-day recovery to a total of 76 points or 2.7 per cent

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A 7.7 per cent jump in Japan's Nikkei Average after announcement of a cut in corporate tax, a 4 per cent jump in Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and a 180-point rise in the Dow futures on Wednesday helped the Straits Times Index (STI) extend its rebound into a second consecutive day, this time adding 42.86 points or 1.5 per cent to finish at 2,928.18.

A 7.7 per cent jump in Japan's Nikkei Average after announcement of a cut in corporate tax, a 4 per cent jump in Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index and a 180-point rise in the Dow futures on Wednesday helped the Straits Times Index (STI) extend its rebound into a second consecutive day, this time

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