Singapore shares open 0.28% higher on Thursday

SGX Centre 1 in Shenton Way.
SGX Centre 1 in Shenton Way.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Thursday (Oct 1), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,798.9 in early trade, up 0.28 per cent, or 8.01 points.

Around  71.7 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 90 to 51.