Singapore shares open 0.31% higher on Friday

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

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Friday (Aug 19), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,845.65 in early trade, up 0.31 per cent, or 8.67 points.

Around 49.4 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 74 to 35.