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Singapore shares inch up in early trading on Wednesday

SINGAPORE stocks opened higher on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index rising 0.3 per cent or 9.52 points to 3,298.47 as at 9.03am.

About 127.1 million shares worth S$90.9 million in total changed hands. Gainers outnumbered losers 92 to 41.

The most actively traded counter was Rowsley, which rose S$0.004 with 39.6 million shares changing hands. Other actives included QT Vascular and Spackman.

Elsewhere, the three major Wall Street indices scaled record highs again, with the Dow up 0.3 per cent, the S&P 500 adding 0.2 per cent and the Nasdaq inching 0.1 per cent higher. Japan's Nikkei was a touch softer at 20,807.39, while Australian stocks jumped 0.6 per cent to one-month highs, according to Reuters.

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