Singapore shares open 1% lower on Friday

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) centre in Singapore.
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) centre in Singapore.PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened lower on Friday (Aug 11), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 3,289.98 in early trade, down 1 per cent, or 33.26 points.

About 183.7 million shares exchanged hands.

Losers beat gainers 160 to 32.