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Singapore shares rise 14 points ahead of Trump's address

SHARES in the Singapore bourse started Wednesday's trading higher with the key Straits Times Index up 14.03 points at 3,110.64 at 9.03am.

Some 69 million shares worth S$242 million were done with 63 counters up and 68 counters down.

Wall Street pulled back overnight on Tuesday ahead of US President Donald Trump's address to Congress.

"Asian markets will find itself with a flood of leads in today's trade, and could probably serve as a good early assessment for reactions in the other half of the globe," said IG Markets strategist Jingyi Pan.

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