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SINGAPORE's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) opened higher after a rise in Asian shares at the start of trading on Thursday, while markets await a preliminary report on China manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI).
At 9.02am, the STI was at 3,506.22, up 9.98 points or 0.29 per cent. Gainers outnumbered losers 97 to 48, while top stocks traded are Sembcorp Industries, Singtel, OCBC Bank, DBS and Genting Singapore.