Singapore shares open 0.6% higher on Thursday

Signage of the Singapore Exchange at the SGX Centre.
Signage of the Singapore Exchange at the SGX Centre. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Thursday (Aug 31), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 3,284.99 in early trade, up 0.6 per cent, or 19.73 points.

About 209.9 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 79 to 27.