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Banks lift market in quiet but firm day

STI up, taking cue from Dow futures and Hang Seng Index, but volume was low with 1.9b units worth S$858m traded


THE Straits Times Index (STI) on Monday managed a 17.34-point rise to 3,246.35 in a quiet but firm session in which a low 1.9 billion units worth S$858 million were traded. The index's rise was in tandem with gains in the Dow futures and in Hong Kong, where the Hang Seng Index rose 0.6 per cent...