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Singapore shares open 0.2% up on Friday

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SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.2 per cent higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index moving up 6.67 points to 2,746.78 as at 9.02am.

The blue-chip index rose after a temporary rebound in crude oil prices.

About 31.1 million shares worth S$28.5 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$0.92 per share.

The most actively traded counter was Golden Agri-Resources, which rose S$0.005 to S$0.360 with 8.6 million shares changing hands. Other actives included Ezra Holdings and Technics Oil & Gas.

Gainers outnumbered losers 59 to 45, or about four up for every three down.