11 Jul '11, 4am

IM$avvy Info Hub: Buying sentiment boosts STI #Singapore #investments #finance

POSITIVE job data from the United States gave Singapore shares just the boost they needed to close in positive territory yesterday. The buying sentiment lifted the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) by 25.41 points, or 0.81 per cent, to 3,151.28 - up 12.27 points for the week. The mood stemmed from a Thursday night report from US payrolls firm ADP that said private non-farm businesses added 157,000 jobs last month, a solid jump after the weak 36,000 increase from April to May. Investors across the region expected similarly robust figures to be released by the US government last night, after several months of anaemic job data. That expectation sent Tokyo up 0.66 per cent while Hong Kong increased 0.87 per cent and Shanghai added 0.13 per cent. Singapore-based analysts expect the market to be on a general uptrend in the coming weeks. AmFraser Securities analyst Najeeb Jarho...

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