The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) rose 34.69 points or 1.28% as at 12.58pm to 2,746.08 on Nov 16 on hopes of a working Covid-19 vaccine, as well as on better 3Q results.

W-o-w, the STI surged 5.2% from 2,609.36 previously, continuing its upward trend since last week.

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