Singapore Stock Market May Be Stuck In Neutral On Thursday
(RTTNews) - The Singapore stock market has tracked higher in two straight sessions, advancing more than 75 points or 2.2 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 3,350-point plateau although the rally may stall on Thursday.
The global forecast for the Asian markets suggests little movement amid a lack of catalysts with some markets still on holiday. The European and U.S. markets were mixed and little changed and the Asian bourses figure to follow that lead.
The STI finished sharply higher on Wednesday following gains from the financials, properties and REITs.
For the day, the index jumped 59.06 points or 1.79 percent to finish at 3,352.77 after trading between 3,318.76 and 3,355.87.
Among the actives, Ascendas REIT jumped 2.50 percent, while CapitaLand Integrated Commercial Trust gathered 1.44 percent, CapitaLand Investment strengthened 2.30 percent, City Developments was up 0.75 percent, Comfort DelGro rallied 2.59 percent, DBS Group spiked 2.78 percent, Emperador perked 0.98 percent, Genting Singapore climbed 2.02 percent, Keppel Corp and SingTel both increased 1.63 percent, Keppel DC REIT skyrocketed 3.63 percent, Mapletree Pan Asia Commercial Trust advanced 1.68 percent, Mapletree Industrial Trust accelerated 2.60 percent, Mapletree Logistics Trust surged 3.05 percent, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation collected 1.50 percent, SATS rose 1.02 percent, SembCorp Industries was up 0.29 percent, Singapore Technologies Engineering soared 2.85 percent, Thai Beverage added 1.42 percent, United Overseas Bank improved 1.73 percent, Wilmar International gained 1.23 percent, Yangzijiang Shipbuilding advanced 0.81 percent and Hongkong Land and Yangzijiang Financial were unchanged.
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