Straits Times Index slips 0.43% on profit-taking
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.