Singapore shares open 0.81% higher on Friday

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

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,930.43 in early trade, up 0.81 per cent, or 23.51 points.

Around 249.3 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 85 to 47.