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Singapore shares open 0.1% up on Thursday

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SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.1 per cent higher on Thursday, with the Straits Times Index advancing 2.11 points to 2,822.7 as at 9.01am.

Markets are in wait-and-see mode ahead of US jobs data to be released on Friday night, Asia time.

In Singapore, about 50.7 million shares worth S$90.4 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$1.78. The field was evenly matched, with as many gainers as losers at 53 each.

The most actively traded counter was Noble, which fell S$0.002 to S$0.117 with 5.8 million shares changing hands.

Other actives included Golden Agri-Resources and Charisma Energy.

Top stocks by value traded were Singtel, DBS, Jardine Matheson, Keppel Corp and OCBC.

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