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Jardines and banks lag as STI bucks regional trend

Regional investors optimistic despite worries following Beijing's warning of 'strong countermeasures'

SINGAPORE equities were mostly lower on Monday, bucking the regional trend, with the Straits Times Index's (STI's) heavyweights - with the exception of Singtel - among the laggards.

The local benchmark retreated 5.95 points or 0.2 per cent to close at 3,187.97. Jardine Matheson Holdings (...

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