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STI slides as O&M stocks take a beating

Index ends 17.07 points lower, its sixth loss in seven sessions this year, as traders stay away in droves on China market worries

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A NERVOUS silence reigned in most dealing rooms on Tuesday, as markets kept wary eyes cocked in China's direction and as traders stayed away in droves, worried that China's stock market plunges of the past week are not yet over.

The relentless slide in oil prices meant heavy selling of