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Singapore shares close 0.4% higher on bank rally amid Greek uncertainties


Singapore shares gained 0.4 per cent on Friday, with the Straits Times Index up 14.89 points to 3,342.73 amid ongoing uncertainty about Greece.

The index was lifted by the banks, with DBS Group Holdings up 2 per cent, or 41 Singapore cents, at S$20.91.

About 1.27 billion shares worth S$779 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$0.61 per share.

The most actively traded stock was Federal International, which rose S$0.002 to S$0.036 with 74.3 million shares changing hands.

Losers outnumbered gainers 248 to 163, or about three down for every two up.