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STI kicks off 2017 on firm note in thin trade

120-point jump in Dow futures and surge in Jardine lift index by 18.2 points in the afternoon

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IN contrast to 12 months ago, when a crashing China market brought the sellers out in force, the Straits Times Index (STI) kicked off 2017 on a more positive note, trading within a narrow band until a 120-point rise in the Dow futures and jumps in the Jardine group pushed it 18.21 points up to 2...

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