Singapore Stocks: Broadway, Singapore Telecom, Total Access

Singapore’s Straits Times Index added 0.9 percent to 2,659.22 at the close, paring its weekly drop to 1.3 percent. All but seven companies advanced in the 30- member gauge today.

The following were among the most active shares in the market. Stock symbols are in parentheses after the company names.

Exporters: Singapore’s exports unexpectedly rose in November as pharmaceutical sales outweighed weak demand for electronics amid a faltering global recovery.

Broadway Industrial Group Ltd. (BWAY) , a supplier of packaging materials, climbed 3.5 percent to 30 Singapore cents.

Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (ST) , Southeast Asia’s biggest phone company, advanced 2.6 percent to S$3.18. The telecom said it sold its entire 40 percent stake in Teletech Park Pte to Ascendas Land (Singapore) Pte for S$15 million ($11.5 million). SingTel, as the company is known, said it will book an exceptional gain of S$4 million from the sale.

Total Access Communication Pcl (DTAC) , Thailand’s second-biggest mobile phone carrier, jumped 11 percent to a $2.84, closing at its highest level since at least 1995, after announcing a special dividend of 16.46 baht (52 cents) a share.

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