Singapore shares open 1.54% 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 (Jan 21), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 2,599.19 in early trade, up 1.54 per cent, or 39.42 points.

Around 82.9 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 101 to 47.