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Straits Times Index slips 0.43% on profit-taking

Published on Jan 29, 2013 6:37 PM

THE Singapore market took a breather today, as investors locked in recent gains to send the benchmark Straits Times Index down 14.16 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 3,259.75.

Some 5.7 billion shares worth $1.8 billion changed hands.

Dealers said the market lacked fresh impetus, and struggled to find fresh inspiration after Wall Street's near-flat finish overnight.

Still, regional markets ended mostly mildly higher on an improved global outlook.

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