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Singapore shares close higher by 0.6%

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SINGAPORE shares rose higher by 0.6 per cent buoyed by last Friday's gains on Wall Street and spurred on by stimulus measures unveiled by the European Central Bank last week.

The key Straits Times Index climbed 18.2 points, extending last Friday's gains, to finish at 2,847.06.

Some 1.4 billion shares worth S$970 million were done with 229 counters up and 190 down.

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