Singapore shares open 1.31% higher on Thursday

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 higher on Thursday (March 17), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,881.56 in early trade, up 1.31 per cent, or 37.35 points.

Around 265.2 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 154 to 33.