Singapore shares end flat after Wall Street tumble

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares ended almost unchanged on Wednesday, amid a mixed day for Asian bourses after Wall Street took a tumble the night before.

The local benchmark Straits Times Index slipped just 3.69 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 3,261.78.

Some 1.15 billion shares worth $909.4 million changed hands.

HanKore Environment was the most actively traded stock, inching down 0.2 cents to 9.3 cents on a turnover of 43.5 million shares.

Commodity blue chip Noble Group was also in the spotlight, sliding half a cent to $1.30 on 18.5 million shares swapped.

Elsewhere in the region, Tokyo edged down 0.24 per cent as the market was dragged down by the Bank of Japan's decision to hold off on fresh monetary easing measures.

Seoul lost 0.15 per cent, Shanghai gained 0.84 per cent and Sydney and Hong Kong ended flat.