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Singapore shares up 0.04% to 3,325.5

Published on Aug 22, 2014 5:55 PM

Singapore - Local stocks had yet another tepid day of trade on Friday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) squeezing out slight gains, up 1.41 points, or 0.04 per cent to 3,325.50.

Just 1.59 billion shares worth a total value of $952.4 million exchanged hands.

Gainers outnumbered losers by a count of 229 to 188, while 375 stocks were unchanged.

Market participants likely stayed on the sidelines to await clearer direction from a keynote speech that United States Federal Reserve chairperson Janet Yellen is slated to give on Friday evening.

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