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Banks hold up STI amid N Korea tensions

Despite support for the index, sentiment was weak largely due to Pyongyang's plan to fire missiles towards the US territory of Guam

A LARGE push on the banks helped the Straits Times Index record a rise of 5.16 points to 3,323.24 in a day when the broad market registered 314 falls against 168 rises, weakness brought on by worries over North Korean tensions.

Turnover soared to three billion units worth S$1.8 billion,...

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