STI retreats 0.5% in line with other Asian indices in muted trading

Top loser Dairy Farm International sees biggest full-day loss since April, in spite of "buy" calls from RHB and HSBC.

THE Straits Times Index (STI) fell alongside other Asian indices in muted trading on Tuesday, retreating 11.4 points or 0.46 per cent to finish at 2,471.61.

In all, about 1.22 billion securities worth S$1.06 billion changed hands, with losers outnumbering gainers 244 to 178.

The index's top loser was retail...

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