SINGAPORE Airlines bought back some 446,600 of its own shares on Wednesday as the blue chip Straits Times Index (STI) plunged more than 2 per cent after China stunned the financial world by devaluing the yuan.
In a filing to the Singapore Exchange, the national carrier said it spent S$4.57 million, buying back 446,600 of its own shares at S$10.16 to S$10.32 each in the open market.
The STI spent the whole of Wednesday in the red before ending a net 91.57 points or 2.9 per cent lower at 3,061.49, on a high volume of 1.8 billion units worth S$2.1 billion.
At 10.19am on Thursday, SIA was trading around S$10.21 a share, up one cent from its closing price on Wednesday. The STI was trading around 3,097.79, up 1.19 per cent or 36.30 points.