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Singapore shares enter Monday afternoon trade on higher ground, STI at 3,477.59

SINGAPORE shares resumed trading on Monday afternoon in positive territory with the Straits Times Index at 3,477.59, advancing 34.08 points or one per cent on the day as at 1.13pm.

Against the benchmark's level of 3,490 heading into the midday break, however, the index was down by 12 points or 0.36 per cent.

About 677.2 million shares worth S$611.5 million in total changed hands.

Gainers outnumbered losers 322 to 81.

The most actively traded counters were Marco Polo Marine, which rose 4.9 per cent, or 0.2 Singapore cent to S$0.043 with 67 million shares traded; and Rowsley which was up 3.5 per cent, or 0.4 Singapore cent to S$0.118 with 45 million shares traded.

Other active index stocks included Singtel which rose 2.7 per cent to S$3.42; and Genting Singapore which rose 1.6 per cent to S$1.26.

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