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Stocks jump as US settles on US$2t in aid

STI registers successive gains for first time in 3 weeks as White House and US Senate shake hands on mammoth stimulus

SINGAPORE'S Straits Times Index (STI) registered successive sessions of gains for the first time in three weeks as investors were buoyed by US lawmakers' finally agreeing to a stimulus package worth as much as US$2 trillion.

While the news gave bearish equity markets a much-needed boost,...