Syria fears send Singapore shares down 0.98%, STI closes just above key 3,000 mark
Worries of an United States-led attack on Syria sent Singapore shares sliding to a fresh nine-month low on Wednesday amid a regional selldown.
The benchmark Straits Times Index eventually closed down 29.84 points, or 0.98 per cent, at 3,004.18.
The bellwether indicator barely kept its head above the key 3,000-point mark at the close, having sunk to as low as 2,990.68 during the day.
Some 3 billion shares worth $1.45 billion changed hands.