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Positive US data lift Straits Times Index

Published on Oct 4, 2012 5:28 PM

Share prices on the Singapore bourse rose, with the benchmark Straits Times Index ending the day higher by 9.5 points or 0.3 per cent at 3,086.64.

Mildly positive news from the United States brought a glimmer of hope that the world's largest economy may be on the mend but these are still early days.

Gainers led losers 222 to 150 while 425 counters were unchanged. Turnover stood at 1.57 billion shares worth $1.19 billion.