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Singapore shares open 0.11% higher on Tuesday


SINGAPORE shares opened higher on Tuesday with the Straits Times Index up 0.11 per cent or 3.45 points to 3,283.63 as at 9.01am, as the markets took Greece woes in their stride.

In the region, the Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 0.19 per cent, or 38.69 points, to 20,149.21 at the start of trading on Tuesday, while the S&P/ASX200 at the Australian Securities Exchange was up 0.4 per cent, or 19.5 points, to 5,442 points.

In Singapore, the biggest gainers were DBS, UOB and Great Eastern Holding. DBS was up 0.69 per cent or 14 cents at S$20.44; UOB was up 0.39 per cent or nine cents at S$22.99; and Great Eastern was up 0.29 per cent or seven cents at S$24.

Some 89.5 million shares worth S$188.1 million changed hands. Losers outnumbered gainers 90 to 51.

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