Singapore shares dip 0.1 per cent on Friday

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) building. Singapore shares fell on Friday despite general optimism about improving employment in the United States, the world's biggest economy. -- PHOTO: BUSINESS TIMES FILE
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) building. Singapore shares fell on Friday despite general optimism about improving employment in the United States, the world's biggest economy. -- PHOTO: BUSINESS TIMES FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares fell on Friday despite general optimism about improving employment in the United States, the world's biggest economy.

The US will release jobs figures on Friday night.

The benchmark Straits Times Index dipped 0.1 per cent or 4.57 points to 3,286.39.

JES International was the most active stock, with 95.6 million shares traded. The counter rose 0.3 cents to end at 3.6 cents.

Market activity was subdued, with about 1.2 billion shares worth $1.03 billion in total changing hands.

The 220 losers outnumbered 173 gainers.