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Singapore stocks end 0.15% lower

Singapore share prices ended 0.15% lower on Tuesday, as investors await key economic news from around the world later in the week.

SINGAPORE: Singapore share prices ended 0.15% lower on Tuesday, as investors await key economic news from around the world later in the week.

The blue-chip Straits Times Index (STI) edged down 4.97 points at 3,237.74, after trimming losses from earlier in the day.

In the broader market, 1.37 billion shares worth S$1.05 billion changed hands.

Losers beat gainers 231 to 177.

Among the banks, DBS Bank rose 0.72% to S$16.84 while OCBC gained 0.21% to S$9.47 but UOB fell 4.3% to S$21.18.

Investors will be looking to US Federal Reserve announcement on Wednesday on plans for its stimulus programme.

On Friday, non-farm payrolls data will be released, giving a handle on the state of the world's number one economy.

Friday will also see the release of surveys of manufacturing activity from around the world, with the main focus on China.  

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