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Singapore shares close 17.5 points higher

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BUOYED by Wall Street's second set of record highs overnight, the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) extended its gains, adding 17.49 points or 0.62 per cent to close at 2,839.69 on Wednesday.

Turnover was nearly 1.6 billion units worth S$1.2 billion, above the S$1 billion mark.

Gainers beat losers 204 to 201.

Index movers like Singtel and Thai Beverage were among the most active counters, gaining two cents and three cents, respectively, to end at S$3.62 and S$0.895.

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