SINGAPORE (Dec 25): From the en bloc craze to meteoric spikes in tech stocks, 2017 has been coloured by significant asset price gains. Driven by the rally in blue chips, the Straits Times Index is up 18.5% in the year to Dec 18, a notable improvement from its 0.7% dip in 2016. With a recovery in commodity prices seemingly underway and persistent bullish sentiment in spite of geopolitical risks, the past year has been an upbeat one for investors.

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