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Singapore shares open 0.4% down on Monday

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SINGAPORE stocks opened 0.4 per cent lower on Monday, with the Straits Times Index shedding 10.95 points to 2,846.7 as at 9am.

The blue-chip index was dented by indications from Fed officials that a rate hike is on the way this year.

About 36.3 million shares worth S$37.3 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$1.03 per share.

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

Losers outnumbered gainers 73 to 49, or about three down for every two up.

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