Singapore shares end unchanged on Friday

SINGAPORE - The benchmark Straits Times Index capped off a lacklustre trading week with another day of stagnation, slipping just 1.73 points or 0.05 per cent to close at 3,345.55.

The market is up by just 0.1 per cent for the whole week.

Other regional bourses were mixed, as investors awaited the release of Chinese economic statistics over the weekend and global sentiment was dampened by the upcoming Scottish independence vote.

Tokyo was once again an outperformer, climbing to a fresh eight-month high, gaining 0.25 per cent as the yen lost further ground against the greenback.

Hong Kong stocks eased 0.27 per cent and Sydney also lost 0.27 per cent.

Seoul gained 0.38 per cent and Shanghai added 0.88 per cent.

Apac Strategic was the top active at home, unchanged at 5.6 cents on a turnover of 66.8 million shares.