The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) was down 13.88 points or 0.49% to 2,841.94 as at 12.48pm on Nov 30 amid waning optimism from the week before.

Week-on-week (w-o-w), the STI dipped 0.24% from last week’s 2,848.78.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), on the same day, revealed that bank lending numbers in October fell for the eighth consecutive month due to a continued drag in business loans.

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