Singapore stocks close 0.40 pct higher

SINGAPORE, Jan 27 (Xinhua) — Singapore stocks finished higher on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 13.68 points, or 0.40 percent, to close at 3,412.20.

A total of 1.85 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 1. 49 billion Singapore dollars (1.13 billion U.S. dollars).

Gainers outnumbered decliners 267 to 187, while 487 others finished unchanged.

The STI index lost 12.98 points, or 0.38 percent, to close at 3, 398.52 on Monday.

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