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Singapore stocks begin afternoon trading on higher ground; STI at 3,533.11

SINGAPORE shares resumed trading on Monday afternoon in positive territory with the Straits Times Index at 3,533.11, up 0.36 per cent or 12.55 points on the day as at 1.02pm.

Against the benchmark's level of 3,534.93 heading into the midday break, however, the index was down marginally, by 1.82 points or 0.05 per cent. Gainers beat out losers 198 to 173, or about eight up for every seven down, with 1.3 billion shares worth S$534.5 million traded.

Among the most active stocks, JEP Holdings fell 12.3 per cent, or 0.7 Singapore cent, to five Singapore cents with 99.2 million shares traded.

Active index stocks included DBS Group Holdings, up 0.6 per cent or 15 Singapore cents at S$26.49; and Keppel Corp, up 1.6 per cent or 13 Singapore cents at S$8.12.

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