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STI bucks regional trend on back of mixed data

Golden Agri-Resources is most active counter, given elevated crude palm oil prices; other plantation owners fare less well

ON Monday, investors in Asia had to process mixed news flows from the weekend, such as last Friday's unexpectedly strong US jobs report and Sunday's poor Chinese export figures.

That said, Asian equity benchmarks in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan managed to get the week off...