Singapore shares open 0.57% higher on Thursday

SGX Centre 1 at Shenton Way Road in the Raffles Place District.
SGX Centre 1 at Shenton Way Road in the Raffles Place District.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Thursday (March 16), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 3,155.29 in early trade, up 0.57 per cent, or 17.86 points.

Around 118.2 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 131 to 24.