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STI takes breather from virus worries

Asian equities notch up gains, but strategists caution investors to rein in optimism

ASIAN equities recovered from Monday's slide due in part to a strong showing on Wall Street, where the main benchmarks hit record highs.

Singapore's Straits Times Index (STI) clawed back most of the previous session's losses to close 12.42 points or 0.4 per cent higher at 3,175.57....