Singapore shares gain 0.39% on upbeat China manufacturing data
SINGAPORE shares rose amid a muted trading session on Monday, boosted by bright China manufacturing data.
The benchmark Straits Times Index added 12.41 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 3,188.76.
Some 1.45 billion shares worth $615 million changed hands.
Investors here and in the region were cheered by China's manufacturing purchasing managers' index out Sunday, which matched the 18-month high reached in October and outdid analyst expectations.