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Singapore shares remain firm on buying support for blue chips

Published on Mar 27, 2014 2:22 PM

Singapore shares maintained their gains on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index at its highest level since January as investors continued to nibble at blue chips.

A positive close in Tokyo, couple with a paring of losses in Hong Kong provided some impetus to the local bourse's resilience.

Gains by Noble Group, City Developments, Jardine Strategic and Jardine Matheson helped lift the STI by 14.33 points to 3,157.65 as at 2pm.

Noble rose five cents or 4.3 per cent to $1.205 on 66.7 million shares changing hands.

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