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Singapore shares open higher on Thursday; STI up 32.71 points to 3,416.48

SINGAPORE shares opened one per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index up 32.71 points to 3,416.48 as at 9.02 am.

About 72 million shares worth S$153 million in total changed hands as gainers outnumbered losers 81 to 40.

The most actively traded stock was QT Vascular, which rose S$0.001 to S$0.018 with 12.6 million shares changing hands.

Other actives included Midas and Rowsley.

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 19.42 points, or 0.08 per cent, to 24,893.35, the S&P 500 lost 13.48 points, or 0.50 per cent, to 2,681.66 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 63.90 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 7,051.98.

In regional markets, Japan's Topix index rose 1.1 per cent as at 9.23am in Tokyo and the Nikkei 225 Stock Average added one per cent. Meanwhile, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 0.2 per cent and South Korea's Kospi index climbed 0.9 per cent, Bloomberg said.

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