SINGAPORE (Oct 22): H aving received a mandate from shareholders to start a share buyback programme less than two months ago, multi-industry conglomerate Straits Trading Co has started nibbling at its shares on the market. Its most recent purchase was made on Oct 15, when it bought 17,800 shares at between $2.04 and $2.05. It had bought 9,000 shares on Oct 11 and 12,000 shares on Oct 12 at between $2.03 and $2.05. These recently purchased shares are being held as treasury shares for now.

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