KUALA LUMPUR (Nikkei Markets) -- Singapore and Malaysia shares rose broadly Thursday along with other Asian markets thanks to a huge rally in U.S. equities and prices of commodities including crude oil and palm oil.
The Straits Times Index ended 1.1% higher at 3044.74. Jardine Strategic Holdings climbed 3.6%, the most among 27 gainers of the 30-stock index. The FBM KLCI closed up 1.1% at 1690.72 with 26 of the 30 stocks ending in the green, led by a 4.3% surge in Sime Darby.
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