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Singapore shares open 0.2 per cent up on Monday


SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.2 per cent higher on Monday, with the Straits Times Index rising 5.21 points to 3,335.96 as at 9.01 am, on the back of flat US stocks last week.

About 84 million shares worth S$119.4 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$1.42 per share.

The most actively traded counter was Lion Gold, which was flat at S$0.001 with 14.5 million shares changing hands. Other actives included Rowsley and Golden Agri-Resources.

Gainers outnumbered losers 83 to 44, or about two up for every one down.

Elsewhere, Japan's Topix index swung between gains and losses, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index gained 0.3 per cent, and South Korea's Kospi lost 0.1 per cent, Bloomberg reported.

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