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STI escapes hawkish Fed tone to gain 0.3%

Market mixed in lacklustre session, with more share-price falls than rises despite index ending 10.28 points higher

SINGAPORE stocks turned in a mixed session on a lacklustre Thursday, with more losers than gainers despite gains in the blue-chip benchmark.

The Straits Times Index opened in positive territory, took a mid-day breather before sprinting for the finish line near the close to edge higher by 0.32 per cent, or 10.28 points, to finish the day at 3,234.31.

The index was up, but losers outnumbered gainers 186 to 179.

Trading activity remained muted, with 1.2 billion shares worth $912.3 million changing hands....

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