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Singapore shares close 0.8% down

SHARE prices in the local bourse took the lead from an overnight sell off in Wall Street with the key Straits Times Index finishing 28.3 points or 0.8 per cent lower at 3,548.74 on Tuesday.

Some 3.2 billion shares worth S$1.6 billion were done versus Monday's 2.3 billion shares worth S$1.3 billion.

Losers outpaced gainers with 324 counters down and 150 counters up.

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