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STI arrests slide, breaks even for the day

Index falls for most of the session on overnight weakness in US markets, and China's below-average PMI

SINGAPORE shares had to stage a late sprint on Wednesday just to get back to start after sliding for most of the day down a slope on Chinese economic data. The Straits Times Index (STI) finished the day up by a meagre 0.01 point, or less than one-thousandth of a per cent, for a close of 3,447.02