Market highlights

1 The pound fell to its weakest level in three decades against the US dollar, exceeding earlier lows reached after the Brexit vote. The pound also  sank to its lowest since 2013 against the euro.

2 The Singapore Exchange said 96.1 million shares were bought back by 31 counters for $217.8 million last month, 74 per cent more than in May. Stocks included Singapore Airlines, Global Logistic Properties, CapitaLand, OCBC Bank and Olam International .

3 Hotel Grand Central managing director Tan Eng Teong purchased 20,000 shares at $1.29 per share, for a total outlay of $25,800, through Tan Eng Teong.

4 Geo Energy Resources has inked a long-term supply agreement for its coal mine with Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners.

5 The China unit of investor relations firm Financial PR China has raised 56 million yuan (S$11.3 million) after listing on China's New Third Board.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2016, with the headline 'Market highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe