Singapore shares end 0.78% lower

Singapore shares ended the day in the red, amid wider losses across Asia Pacific.

The local benchmark Straits Times Index fell 24.25 points, or 0.78 per cent, to 3,075.99.

Some 2.23 billion shares changed hands, worth $1.05 billion.

There were 130 gainers and 230 losers.

Transcu was the top active, slipping 0.01 cent to 0.01 cent, on a turnover of 203 million shares.

The regional MSCI Asia Pacific benchmark index posted its longest streak of weekly losses in more than a year and a half, amid concern earnings growth will miss estimates on signs of weakness in China's economy.