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Equities climb on optimism ahead of G-20

STI up 27.35 points or 0.8 per cent to finish at 3,328.60 as Australia, China, HK, Japan, S Korea close comfortably higher

REPORTS that the US and China have a tentative truce ahead of this weekend's meeting at the G-20 summit saw the local and regional equities markets stage a rebound.

Renewed optimism saw the Straits Times Index (STI) finish at 3,328.60 on Thursday, gaining 27.35 points or 0.8 per cent....