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Singapore traders to get their first lunch break in six years

Starting this week, some 3,000 of them will be able to step out for an hour from noon for a midday trading intermission

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Imagine not having a lunch break for six and a half years. For stock brokers in Singapore, that’s about to end. Starting this week, some 3,000 of them will be able to step out for an hour from noon for a midday trading intermission, taking a break at the same time as their counterparts in Hong Kong, though for a shorter period than the 90 minutes enjoyed by traders in Malaysia, the Philippines and mainland China. The region’s longest lunch is the two-hour pause in Thailand. The city’s benchmark Straits Times Index is on pace for its best showing in five years. ...

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 22:35 IST
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