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STI slides with oil on Q1's final trading day

Brent crude had traded below US$39 for most of the day; the blue chip that bucked the downtrend was SGX, which rose 5 cts

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THE positive Wednesday vibes from US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's comment about the Fed proceeding "cautiously" evaporated on Thursday, as oil prices fell from the US$40-a-barrel mark.

Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) closed 31.88 points lower to 2,840.90, down 1.1

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