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Asia's rally short-lived as Fed effect fades

STI hit 1.1% to record its highest for the day before declining in the afternoon to finish 0.5% higher at 3,109.44

POWERED by dovish Fed comments overnight, Asian markets kicked off Thursday with strong starts but gave up most gains later in the day as G-20 jitters took hold.

Early movers in the region Sydney and Tokyo had seen healthy gains of about 0.9 per cent. Singapore stocks climbed strongly...

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