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STI up a further 1.65% on stronger data from US and China

Surprising rise in US job numbers and smaller export decline than expected in China inspire confidence in recovery.

THE better-than-expected jobs data from the US and smaller-than-expected export decline in China helped lift most Asian stock markets, including Singapore's benchmark Straits Times Index (STI).

The STI added 45.47 points or 1.65 per cent to end at 2,796.97 points, continuing last week's...

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