Key index retreats 0.47pc

THE Straits Times Index (STI) ended 14.48 points, or 0.47 per cent, lower at 3,047.93 points yesterday.

The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index added 0.10 per cent while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index lost 0.37 per cent.

Of the active stocks, SingTel shed 0.28 per cent, DBS fell 0.78 per cent, OCBC dropped 1.16 per cent, GLP declined 0.70 per cent and Keppel Corp retreated 0.75 per cent.

The outperforming sector, FTSE ST Consumer Goods, appreciated by 0.88 per cent.

Of its two biggest stocks, Wilmar International gained 1.61 per cent and Thai Beverage advanced by 0.92 per cent. Agencies

Business Times : marketwatch

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