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Singapore shares up 0.67% on Tuesday, buoyed by Wall Street gains

Published on Apr 22, 2014 5:21 PM

Singapore stocks gained ground on Tuesday after a strong lead from Wall Street, with the local benchmark Straits Times Index up 21.7 points, or 0.67 per cent, to 3,277.53.

US shares rallied for a fifth straight session on Monday, boosted by robust financial results from firms such as Halliburton and Hasbro.

Several Asian bourses, however, ended the day lower.

Tokyo gave up early gains as the yen weakened against the dollar, with the Nikkei ending 0.85 per cent lower.

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