Singapore shares open 0.55% lower on Wednesday

The Singapore Exchange building in the Central Business District.
The Singapore Exchange building in the Central Business District. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,900.72 in early trade, down 0.55 per cent, or 16.06 points.

Around 136.7 million shares exchanged hands.

Losers beat gainers 64 to 56.