Singapore shares end week marginally higher

Share prices on the Singapore bourse rose marginally, with the benchmark Straits Times Index ending the day higher by 6.89 points or 0.2 per cent to 3,147,33.

Most of its regional peers closed lower with the exception of the Hang

Seng in Hong Kong which climbed 0.6 per cent.

Japan's Nikkei 225 and Australia's ASX 200 finished 0.1 per cent lower while South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.7 per cent.

Trading volume in the local bourse remained lacklustre, an indication of traders ultra-cautious stance given nerves over the United States Federal Reserve's tapering moves.

Some 2.42 billion shares worth $958.5 million were done. Gainers outpaced losers 207 to 164 while 417 counters were unchanged.