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Singapore shares open 0.09% lower on Tuesday

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SINGAPORE shares opened lower on Tuesday, as investor sentiment was downbeat following the news that Singapore's former president SR Nathan died on Monday night.

Overnight, Wall Street ended its session flat after making early gains.

At 9.10am on Tuesday, the benchmark Straits Times Index was 2.66 points or 0.09 per cent lower at 2,838.53.

Some 304.1 million shares worth S$46.2 million had changed hands, with gainers outnumbering losers 72 to 60.

Some of the more active counters included HLH Group, CNMC Goldmine and Noble Group.

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