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Surge in Covid-19 cases weigh on markets, STI down 1.3%

Optimism from hopes of a vaccine dented by Trump's comments on the gravity of the pandemic.

SINGAPORE shares fell alongside most Asian equity markets on Wednesday, following a surge in coronavirus cases.

The Straits Times Index (STI) fell 34.92 points, or 1.3 per cent, to 2,594.53. Decliners outpaced advancers 314 to 163, as 1.55 billion shares worth S$1.15 billion changed hands...

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