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Singapore shares begin afternoon trading in negative territory; STI at 3,374.13

Singapore shares resumed trading on Wednesday afternoon in negative territory with the Straits Times Index at 3,374.13, down 0.7 per cent, or 24.96 points, on the day as at 1.01pm.

Against the benchmark's level heading into the mid-day break, however, the index was up by 0.1 per cent, or 4.4 points.

Losers outnumbered gainers 251 to 130, or about two stocks down for every one up, with 953.3 million shares worth S$573.8 million traded.

Among the active stocks, RHT Health Trust entered the afternoon session up 11.1 per cent, or 9 Singapore cents, at 90 Singapore cents with 16 million shares traded. QT Vascular traded at 1.9 Singapore cents, up 18.8 per cent or 0.3 Singapore cent, with 60.3 million shares traded.

Active index stocks included DBS Group Holdings, down 0.6 per cent or 15 Singapore cents, at S$23.61; and SingTel, down 0.5 per cent or 2 Singapore cents, at S$3.68.

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