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STI dives 3% on worsening trade war fears

This is only the third time in the last five years that the index has plunged 3 per cent or more in a single session

INVESTORS ran for the exits on Monday as the threat of a trade war escalation unexpectedly reared its head overnight.

The Straits Times Index (STI) skidded 3 per cent or 101.67 points to close at 3,290.62, after US President Donald Trump tweeted that he plans to hike tariffs on Friday,...

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