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Singapore shares open 1.13% higher on Monday after weak US job data

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SINGAPORE stocks opened 1.13 per cent higher on Monday, with the Straits Times Index adding 31.63 points to 2,835.55 as at 9am.

This followed weaker-than-expected US August jobs data released on Friday, which reports have said will reduce the odds for a US rate hike this month.

In Singapore, about 50.1 million shares worth S$73.4 million in total changed hands. Gainers almost tripled losers at 98 to 32.

Top stocks by value traded were Singtel, DBS and Singapore Exchange.