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Singapore shares open 0.74% higher on Monday

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SINGAPORE share prices opened higher on Monday with the Straits Times Index up 20.88 points or 0.74 per cent to 2,849.74. As at 9.01am, 78.3 million shares worth S$71.4 million had changed hands.

Gainers outnumbered losers 114 to 27.

In Tokyo, the benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange rose 1.28 per cent or 216.65 points to 17,155.52 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares gained 1.20 per cent or 16.29 points to 1,375.61.

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