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Singapore shares dip on Friday ahead of release of US jobs data

Published on Jan 10, 2014 6:28 PM

SINGAPORE shares slipped on Friday amid some caution over upcoming jobs numbers from the United States.

The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) was down 1.54 points or 0.05 per cent to 3,143.87.

December jobless data from the world's largest economy were due out after Asian markets closed, and many investors kept to the sidelines ahead of the announcement.

The muted response meant only two stocks of the STI's 30 moved 1 per cent or more in either direction.

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