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STI falls 30.8 pts after 100-pt gain in 2 days

This follows weakness in oil price, Dow futures and Hang Seng Index; turnover still high at S$1.3 billion

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A SLIP in the price of oil, softness in the Dow futures and a one per cent drop in the Hang Seng Index led to a 30.79-point or 1.2-per cent loss for the Straits Times Index to 2,613.79 on Wednesday, as it gave back some of the 100 points it had gained on Monday and Tuesday.

However, the