Singapore shares up 0.3% at midday
Singapore shares were up slightly by midday, taking the lead from a buoyant Tokyo, where an optimistic forecast for the Japanese economy is providing some boost to the market.
The Bank of Japan released minutes of its July meeting on Tuesday, saying it expected moderate growth in the economy.
The local benchmark Straits Times Index had risen 9.95 points, or 0.31 per cent, by midday to 3,242.19.
Some 930.2 million shares worth $450.4 million had changed hands.