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Singapore shares end marginally lower

Published on Oct 17, 2012 5:47 PM

Singapore shares ended a tad lower on lack of fresh leads. The Straits Times Index eased 1.14 points to 3,045.67 despite a bright opening. It finished in the red only at the close after staying in positive for the entire trading day.

Dealers reported profit-taking in selected counters like Yeo Hiap Seng and Khong Guan following their recent price run-up on speculative buying.

Losers outnumbered gainers by 207 to 197. Volume totalled 1.78 billion shares worth $1.36 billion.