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US stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the energy, health and industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close of the NYSE, the DJIA rose 0.37% while the S&P 500 index gained 0.28%, and the NASDAQ Composite index advanced 0.14%. Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones on the NYSE by 2,132 to 1,125 and 181 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2,738 advanced and 1,617 declined, while 222 ended unchanged. (Source: WSJ, CNBC)

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During the last trading session, the FSSTI index rose 1.00pt to 3,088.84. Among the top active stocks were Sembcorp Marine (+1.2%), Singtel (+0.9%), Genting Singapore (+0.7%), ISDN (-0.8%) and APAC Realty (+6.0%). The FTSE ST Mid Cap index was up 0.6% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index advanced 1.7%. The broader market saw 270 gainers and 185 losers with total trading value of S$1.17b.