AS expected, the Singapore market opened higher on Friday, buoyed by an overnight recovery on Wall Street, hints of more monetary easing by the European Central Bank as well as a recovery in crude oil prices.
At 9.05am, the benchmark Straits Times Index was up 46.18 points or 1.8 per cent to 2,578.88. Some 87.9 million shares were traded worth S$117.8 million. Gainers outpaced losers 123 to 28.
Among the active stocks, Ezra Holdings added 5.36 per cent to 5.9 cents, Sembcorp Industries rose 3.65 per cent to S$2.27, Keppel Corp was up 3.13 per cent to S$4.95, and CapitaLand was up 2.37 per cent to S$3.02.