Singapore shares slip 0.3% to cap worst month since May 2012
Singapore shares slipped on Friday as investors were still troubled by recent worries, such as the possible United States-led attack on Syria and global economic weakness.
The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) slid 9.09 points, or 0.30 per cent, to 3,028.94. Some 2.65 billion shares worth $1.65 billion switched hands.
This was the bellwether indicator's 11th slump in the last 12 sessions, bringing it down a total of 6 per cent for the month of August.
It was the index's worst monthly display since May last year, when it slid 7 per cent.