SINGAPORE stocks finished 1.7 per cent lower on Friday, with the Straits Times Index dropping 49.93 points to 2,868.69.
The blue-chip index was weighed down by a drop in crude oil prices and the shocking collapse of Swiber Holdings.
The session saw traders scrambling for the exits. About 1.20 billion shares worth S$1.48 billion in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$1.23 per share.
The most actively traded counter was Ezra Holdings, which fell S$0.002 to S$0.050 with 95.6 million shares changing hands. Other actives included Vallianz and Noble Group.
Losers outnumbered gainers 311 to 131, or about seven down for every three up.