The Straits Times Index (STI) gained 1.2% to 2,547.77 as at noon on Oct 12 from 2,517.23 previously.

The higher numbers tracked Wall Street gains after US President Donald Trump proposed a US$1.8 trillion ($2.44 trillion) stimulus proposal – the highest from the Trump administration so far – on Oct 9.

This week, gainers outpaced losers with Venture Corporation leading the charge at a 4.7% w-o-w gain.

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