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Singapore shares open 0.2% down on Wednesday

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SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.2 per cent lower on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index losing 5.1 points to 2,823.29 as at 9am.

This came after US stocks fell the night before and the dollar rose amid rate hike worries.

About 50.8 million shares worth S$106.3 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$2.09 per share.

Gainers outnumbered losers 53 to 47, or about nine up for every eight down.

The most actively traded counter was Noble Group.

Top five stocks by value traded were Singtel, UOB, DBS, OCBC and ComfortDelGro.