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Singapore shares close higher on Tuesday

SINGAPORE stocks ended higher on Tuesday, with the Straits Times Index rising 16.92 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 3,236.08.

Gainers outnumbered losers 198 to 158, as some 1.15 billion shares worth S$843.8 million in total changed hands.

The most actively traded counter was Nico Steel with 210.9 million shares changing hands, rising 66.67 per cent to 0.5 Singapore cent. Other actives included Marco Polo Marine with 107.57 million shares traded, up 7.4 per cent to 2.9 Singapore cents; and Ezion, with 98.81 million units changing hands, rising 4.17 per cent to 7.5 Singapore cents.

Among active index stocks, DBS crept up 0.04 per cent, or one Singapore cent, to S$25.84, while OCBC Bank added 0.79 per cent, or nine Singapore cents, to S$11.45.

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