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STI steady, up 0.7% in mixed backdrop

Index's 21.22-point gain after 2 straight losing sessions comes despite soft China data and Wall Street's overnight retreat


THE local bourse's key Straits Times Index displayed some resilience on Thursday and capped two days of straight losses with gains amid a mixed regional backdrop and despite Wall Street's overnight retreat and soft Chinese data.

The STI rose 21.22 points or 0.7 per cent to 3,304.93 led by