Singapore shares slip after budget, Malaysia up tracking Wall Street

SINGAPORE (NewsRise) – Shares in Singapore fell Monday after the government’s budget detailed few short-term measures to help businesses cope with slowing growth and rising costs.

The FTSE Straits Times index shed 0.4% to 3,096.69 points, its first decline in four sessions. The Singapore dollar was little changed at 1.418 against the U.S. dollar.

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