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System glitch amid weak trading session

STI in red territory for major part of the morning before ending Wednesday trading just 5.97 points up at 3,287.54

A TRADING system breakdown at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) was perhaps the only real talking point in Wednesday's trading session, albeit one that elicited responses from brokers and the investing public that were understandably not flattering.

According to dealers, the system went offline at around 2.15 pm and lasted until 5.15 pm when trading reopened. The market closed for business at 5.45 pm. The exchange in a 3.48 pm statement said that it had halted trading at 2.51 pm local time and was investigating....

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