Singapore shares open 0.98% lower on Wednesday

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

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened lower on Wednesday (August 3), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,828.48  in early trade, down 0.98 per cent, or 28.19 points.

Around 53.3 million shares exchanged hands.

Losers beat gainers 81 to 39.