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Singapore shares close 1.6% higher on easing tariff fears, North Korean talks

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse closed higher, with the key Straits Times Index jumping 55 points or 1.6 per cent to finish at 3,540.19 on Monday.

Some 1.6 billion shares worth S$1.2 billion were done. Gainers outpaced losers with 301 counters up and 145 counters down.