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Singapore Traders Are About to Get Their First Lunch Break in Six Years

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Imagine not having a lunch break for 6 1/2 years. For stock brokers in Singapore, that’s about to end.

Starting Monday, 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.