Singapore shares open 0.05% higher on Thursday

The Singapore Exchange at 2 Shenton Way.
The Singapore Exchange at 2 Shenton Way.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Thursday (August 18), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,844.82 in early trade, up 0.05 per cent, or 1.47 points.

Around 31.9 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat  losers 61 to 50.