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Singapore shares begin afternoon trading on negative ground; STI at 3,492.83

SINGAPORE shares resumed trading on Thursday afternoon in negative territory with the Straits Times Index at 3,492.83, down 0.7 per cent, or 23.4 points, on the day as at 1.16pm.

Losers outnumbered gainers 278 to 85, or about 10 down for every three up, with some 1.02 billion shares worth S$903.2 million in total changing hands.

The most actively traded counter was DISA, which was flat at 1.2 Singapore cents with 102.4 million shares changing hands. Other actives included Jiutian Chemical and Genting Sing.

Active index stocks included DBS at S$29.45 apiece, up S$0.79 or 2.76 per cent, and UOB at S$27.60, up by S$0.38 or 1.4 per cent.

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