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Singapore shares open slightly downwards by 0.58%


SINGAPORE shares opened marginally downwards on Friday, with the Straits Times Index dipping 0.58 per cent or 18.8 points to 3,239.85.

At 9.08 am, some 97.9 million shares worth S$183.1 million changed hands, with losers outnumbering gainers 122 to 40.

Among the top active stocks were banks, all falling. UOB fell 2.1 Singapore cents, DBS dipped one Singapore cent and OCBC was down 0.8 cent.