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Singapore shares open lower on Wednesday; STI down 0.2% to 3,160.93
SINGAPORE shares opened lower on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index down 0.2 per cent or 5.67 points to 3,160.93 as at 9.05am.
About 73 million shares worth S$78 million in total changed hands, which worked out to an average unit price of S$1.08 per share.
The field was evenly matched, with as many gainers as losers at 55 each.
The most actively traded stock was AEM Holdings, which rose S$0.055 to S$0.850 with 10.4 million shares changing hands.
Other actives included Nico Steel and Thomson Medical Group.
Among index-listed stocks, OCBC Bank shares were trading S$0.06 or 0.5 per cent down at S$10.99, and Singtel shares were trading S$0.01 or 0.3 per cent lower at S$3.17.
In regional markets, Japan’s Topix index rose 0.5 per cent as at 9.23am in Tokyo. Meanwhile, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index slipped 0.1 per cent and South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.1 per cent.