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Singapore shares open marginally up on Friday

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Singapore stocks opened 0.1 per cent higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 3.04 points to 2,888.26 as at 9.01am.

SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.1 per cent higher on Friday, with the Straits Times Index gaining 3.04 points to 2,888.26 as at 9.01am.

Asian markets dipped slightly, weighed down by a momentary plunge in the British pound, even as traders look ahead to US employment numbers later in the day.

About 53.9 million shares worth S$38.4 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$0.71 per share.

The most actively traded counter was Noble, which rose S$0.003 to S$0.194 with 8.1 million shares changing hands. Other actives included ThaiBev and Ezra.

Top stocks by value traded were ThaiBev, DBS, UOB, Sembcorp Industries and ST Engineering.

The field was evenly matched, with as many gainers as losers at 60 each.