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Singapore stocks end at 3-week high

Share prices in Singapore rose for a second straight day to end at a 3-week high.

SINGAPORE: Share prices in Singapore rose for a second straight day to end at a 3-week high.

The Straits Times Index gained 13.4 points, or 0.41 per cent, to 3,272.49.

However, dealers said a string of mixed corporate earnings checked investors' risk appetite.

On the broader market, rising issues edged out decliners by 223 to 200.

Volume amounted to 1.66 billion shares valued at S$1.27 billion.

Banks finished mostly firmer, with UOB rising 40 cents to S$22.70, and DBS adding 5 cents to S$16.86. However, OCBC Bank slipped 1 cent to S$9.68.

SingTel edged up 1 cent to S$3.85, while Wilmar and CapitaLand held steady at S$3.22 and S$3.13 respectively. 

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