Market highlights

1 Total securities market turnover value on the local bourse remained almost flat month on month, but fell 8 per cent year on year to S$20.7 billion last month, SGX said.

2 The total market value of the 763 listed companies on the Singapore Exchange stood at $918.5 billion as at the end of last month.

3 Gold held near a three-month low as investors awaited today's US jobs report for more clues on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates, amid growing expectations for a hike soon, Bloomberg said.

4 Total derivatives volume on the SGX was 13.4 million last month, down 3 per cent month on month, and down 5 per cent year on year.

5 Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust has redeemed the $150 million 4.25 per cent notes due on Tuesday this week. Its gearing ratio has fallen to 28.5 per cent.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 07, 2016, with the headline 'Market highlights'. Print Edition | Subscribe