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Singapore shares up 0.6% on corporate activity, positive US news

Published on Aug 27, 2014 5:49 PM

SINGAPORE - Shares in Singapore rose rose the most in nearly two weeks on a flurry of corporate news and positive economic data out of the United States.

The Straits Times Index (STI) gained 18.4 points or 0.6 per cent to 3,341.5, the most since Aug 15 when it added 19.9 points.

There were 216 gainers to 182 losers while 396 stocks were unchanged.

Some 1.63 billion shares worth $904.4 million were traded.

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