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Singapore shares open 5.93 points lower on Friday


SINGAPORE shares opened lower on Friday with the Straits Times Index down 5.93 points to 3,343.94 as at 9.02am on the back of deadlocked talks between Greece and its creditors. Some 81.2m shares worth $72.8m exchanged hands.

In the region, the Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 0.06 per cent, or 12.97 points, to 20,758.43 at the start of trading on Friday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.42 per cent on Thursday.

In Singapore, gainers outnumbered losers 81 to 64.