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A bounce, then weakness sets in

Unlike in previous sessions where the index was dragged lower by a handful of stocks, Tuesday's fall was broad-based


THE Straits Times Index on Tuesday initially bounced up 20 points in response to Wall Street's Monday rally, but as the day wore on, traders either sold into strength or went short, resulting in the index finishing with a nett loss of 6.09 at 3,369.95.

Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng