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Singapore shares open 0.6% up on Tuesday

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SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.6 per cent higher on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index rising 15.58 points to 2,845.01 as at 9am.

The blue-chip index was buoyed by market sentiment recovering from Fed rate hike fears.

About 41 million shares worth S$31.5 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$0.77 per share.

Top stocks by value traded were HTL International, Singtel, ComfortDelGro, Hongkong Land and City Developments.

Gainers outnumbered losers 92 to 48, or about two up for every one down.