Singapore shares had a roaring start to 2017, with the Straits Times Index yesterday closing 24.48 points higher at 3,006.02, the first time it has ended above 3,000 points in more than a year.
The local bourse outperformed the rest of Asia in the first seven trading days of this year, with a 4.35 per cent gain. Hong Kong was second, with a 3.38 per cent gain, and Thailand third, with a 1.89 per cent gain. Bank stocks rallied on expectations of interest rate hikes.
SEE TOP OF THE NEWS