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Singapore stocks close 0.71 pct higher

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

SINGAPORE, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Singapore stocks closed higher on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going up 0.71 percent or 21.78 points to close at 3069.17.
A total of 2.04 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.36 billion Singapore dollars (about 985.3 million U.S. dollars). Gainers outnumbered losers by 293 to 131.
The STI index went down 2.69 percent or 84.09 points to close at 3047.39 Thursday.