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Singapore shares open 0.38% higher on Friday


SINGAPORE shares opened higher on Friday with the Straits Times Index up 0.38 per cent or 12.49 points to 3,340.33 as at 9.05am, despite US stocks falling on Thursday as the debt crisis in Greece continues to play out.

In the region, Tokyo shares opened 0.22 per cent lower, with the Nikkei 225 index falling 45.81 points to 20,476.69 at the start of trading.

In Singapore, some 68.1 million shares worth S$71.4 million changed hands on Friday morning, with gainers slightly outnumbering losers 79 to 64.

The biggest gainers in early trade on Friday included DBS, UOB and Singapore Airlines.