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Singapore shares close 1% higher

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse snapped a four-day losing streak with the key Straits Times Index climbing 36.5 points or 1.1 per cent to finish at 3,424.64 on Friday.

Some 1.5 billion shares worth S$1.05 billion were done versus Thursday's 1.6 billion shares worth S$1.1 billion.

Gainers outpaced losers with 238 counters up and 179 counters down.