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Pennies remain main play in lacklustre week for blue chips

THERE were no surprises this week as the Straits Times Index displayed a widely anticipated lack of verve and direction, forcing punters to churn the penny segment to make money. One dealer summed up the situation as "you either play with Keppel Corp, DBS or the pennies since there's nothing else really worth playing", an observation that paints a fairly accurate picture.

Among the corporate developments of note was OCBC's bid for Hong Kong's Wing Hang bank while property stocks remained weak because...

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