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Wall St high, DBS results help lift STI by 1.5%

WALL Street's jump to a new all-time high on Friday and DBS's better- than-expected second-quarter profit helped propel the Straits Times Index (STI) up 42.61 points or 1.5 per cent to 2,870.78 on Monday, albeit in mediocre, pre-holiday volume of 938 million units worth S$1.03 billion.