The Straits Times
Published on Oct 04, 2012

Positive US data lift Straits Times Index


Share prices on the Singapore bourse rose, with the benchmark Straits Times Index ending the day higher by 9.5 points or 0.3 per cent at 3,086.64.

Mildly positive news from the United States brought a glimmer of hope that the world's largest economy may be on the mend but these are still early days.

Gainers led losers 222 to 150 while 425 counters were unchanged. Turnover stood at 1.57 billion shares worth $1.19 billion.