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Feel-good sentiment boosts market

STI rises 0.7% to 3,512.18, inching closer to 2015's high; banking stalwarts lead gains in local bourse

THERE was no other way for the stock market to go but up on Monday with Wall Street's record close last Friday (despite underwhelming US jobs data), flourishing risk appetite and rosy macro data signalling global economic resilience.

The market's key Straits Times Index (STI) rose 22.73...

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