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STI slumps to five-month low

Wall St, regional declines key factors behind weakness; bulk of loss comes from Jardine stocks


THE Straits Times Index (STI) on Tuesday traded almost entirely in the red before suffering a fourth consecutive fall when it ended 25.20 points or 0.76 per cent lower at 3,295.13. It was the lowest close since Jan 7, when the index closed at 3,298.

Turnover amounted to 1.4 billion shares