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STI reflects local market more than local economy

The Straits Times Index takes many of its cues from businesses in the services industry

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An STI and FTSE ST Index Advisory Committee provides a forum for FTSE Russell to interact with index users and other stakeholders, with a view to enhancing the underlying methodologies of the indices.

Singapore

THE Straits Times Index (STI) began in 1967 as the Straits Times Industrials Ordinary Share Index, which then measured the moves of 30 industrial stocks' share prices. Five years on from its base price of 100 on Dec 30, 1966, Singapore was well into its export promotion phase...

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