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STI leaps as HK stocks, US futures, oil rise

Index gains 1.4 per cent amid strong turnover of S$1.44 billion; DBS, OCBC and Singtel advance


THE Straits Times Index on Tuesday jumped 36.68 points or 1.4 per cent to 2,644.58, in line with gains in Hong Kong and China stocks and the Dow futures, and a rise in oil price to above US$30 per barrel. Turnover was a robust 1.1 billion units worth S$1.44 billion, with an advance-decline score