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Buyers draw inspiration from Wall Street

Window dressing also helps; DBS says Asia ex-Japan equities could be coming into a "sweet spot


ON Thursday, the eve of the final day of the second quarter, the Straits Times Index managed an impressive 42.95 points or 1.3 per cent jump to 3,258.65 as buyers drew inspiration from a large overnight rally on Wall Street.

The index's gains were led by the banks and Singtel, and...