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Market Data

  • Currencies
    Currencies
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1.4180+0.0005+0.04%
    USDSGD=X
    1.5059+0.0011+0.07%
    EURSGD=X
    1.7677+0.0124+0.71%
    GBPSGD=X
    79.7670+0.445+0.56%
    SGDJPY=X
    5.4712+0.00010.00%
    SGDHKD=X
    3.1464+0.0064+0.20%
    SGDMYR=X
    9,415.2373-18.6289-0.20%
    SGDIDR=X
    4.8498+0.0097+0.20%
    SGDCNY=X
    1.0875+0.0012+0.11%
    AUDSGD=X
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    Commodities
    NamePriceChange% Chg
    1,236.90-4.70-0.38%
    GCJ17.CMX
    18.00-0.08-0.44%
    SIH17.CMX
    92.56-1.90-2.01%
    ^XAU
    2.72+0.01+0.22%
    HGH17.CMX
    54.07+0.32+0.60%
    CLJ17.NYM
  • Bonds
    Bonds
    TreasuryYield (%)Yield Change
    1.91-0.03
    ^FVX
    2.42-0.03
    ^TNX
    3.03-0.02
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    5ME.SI
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    AAJ.SI
    0.425-0.005-1.16%
    E5H.SI
    2.42+0.02+0.83%
    C52.SI
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    % Gainers
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    0.169+0.064+60.95%
    BRS.SI
    0.395+0.105+36.21%
    AVX.SI
    0.41+0.06+15.49%
    BLL.SI
    0.275+0.035+14.58%
    I06.SI
    0.161+0.020+14.18%
    5TI.SI
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    % Losers
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    0.34-0.10-22.73%
    AYB.SI
    0.45-0.08-15.09%
    BLR.SI
    0.66-0.09-12.00%
    AWE.SI
    0.35-0.03-7.89%
    5ME.SI
    0.585-0.045-7.14%
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