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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.