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Singapore shares open higher on Friday

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:14
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SINGAPORE share prices opened higher on Friday, following gains on Wall Street on Thursday.

The benchmark Straits Times Index edged up 9.14 points or 0.32 per cent to 2,846.12 at 9.02am.

Some 44.2 million shares worth S$49.4 million had changed hands by then, with gainers outnumbering losers at 72 to 34.

Gainers included Jardine Matheson, Dairy Farm, UOB, DBS and Singtel.