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Singapore stocks finish higher in line with Western markets' 'relief rally'

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THE relief rally that engulfed Western markets on Monday after France's first-round presidential election produced no shocks spread to this region on Tuesday, pushing the Straits Times Index 19.9 points up to 3,163.93.

The broad market was firm with 272 rises versus 198 falls excluding warrants, and turnover improved from Monday's S$1.1 billion to 2.7 billion units worth S$1.2 billion.

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