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Singapore shares close 0.4% lower

SHARE prices in the Singapore bourse closed lower with the benchmark Straits Times Index losing 15.46 points or 0.4 per cent to finish at 3540.39 on Tuesday.

Some 2.5 billion shares worth S$1.6 billion were done versus Monday's 1.7 billion shares worth S$1.3 billion.

Losers outpaced gainers with 236 counters down and 204 counters up.