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Asian indices up on Monday on RCEP deal; STI finishes 1.4% higher

Hang Seng rises 0.86%, Nikkei 225 gains 2.05%, FTSE Bursa Malaysia up 0.63%, Kospi closed up 1.97%.

NEWS of the freshly inked Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal, a mega free trade pact backed by China that involves 14 other Asia-Pacific countries including Singapore, gave a boost to Asian stock markets - Singapore's as well - on Monday.

The Hang Seng Index rose 0.86...

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