Singapore shares close up 0.7%

Shares on the Singapore bourse rose on Tuesday, supported by an optimistic market mood after positive jobs and stocks data from the United States.

The benchmark Straits Times Index gained 23.2 points, or 0.73 per cent, to end the day at 3,178.6.

A total of 1.9 billion shares were traded, worth $1.1 billion in all.

Gainers surpassed losers 281 to 122, with 553 counters unchanged.