Singapore shares open 0.5% lower on Thursday

Singapore Exchange Centre at Shenton Way.
Singapore Exchange Centre at Shenton Way. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened lower on Thursday (Dec 29), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,883.80 in early trade, down 0.5 per cent, or 14.5 points.

Around 35 million shares exchanged hands.

Losers beat gainers 74 to 27.