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STI extends gains even as region falters

Key index rises for fifth straight day, buoyed by the three local banks and industrial counters; Nico Steel is most actively traded

THE key Straits Times Index (STI) rose for the fifth straight trading day on Tuesday, buoyed by financials and industrial counters.

It was a bright spot compared to other South-east Asian stocks. In the Philippines, real estate and financial stocks dented the index, sending it lower by 1....

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