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STI breaks slide ahead of Fed report

Market anticipates Janet Yellen to adopt a "dovish slant"; banks up with gains of between 0.8% and 1.4%

SINGAPORE stocks ended their two-day slide on Wednesday for a slight gain ahead of the US Federal Reserve's overnight policy statement.

The Straits Times Index added 0.8 per cent, or 27.82 points, to close at 3,325.91.

"It's largely a posture that people are taking ahead of FOMC,"