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Singapore shares open 9.12 points higher on Thursday


THE local market opened 0.3 per cent higher on Thursday with the Straits Times Index advancing 9.12 points to 3,368.29 as at 9.03am, as gold prices stemmed a slump.

About 204 million shares worth S$60.9 million changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$0.30 per share.

The most actively traded stock was Sitra, which rose S$0.002 to S$0.023 with 21.3 million shares changing hands. Other actives included Blumont and LionGold.

Gainers outnumbered losers 91 to 59.