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S'pore shares open lower as STI eases 0.2% to 2,861.54

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SINGAPORE shares opened lower on Monday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) slipping 0.20 per cent, or 5.86 points, to 2,861.54 as at 9:06am.

Gainers outnumbered losers 80 to 65, or about six up for every five down, after 46.2 million shares worth S$53.9 million changed hands.

Investment firm Attilan Group was the top active out of the gates, jumping 75 per cent, or 0.3 Singapore cent, to trade at 0.7 Singapore cent.

Among the blue chips, the banks presented an early drag. DBS Group Holdings slipped 1.3 per cent, or 20 Singapore cents, to S$14.84, while United Overseas Bank eased 1.5 per cent, or 26 Singapore cents, to trade at S$17.66. OCBC Bank traded at S$8.42, down 0.1 per cent or one Singapore cent.