Singapore shares close 0.5% higher on Tuesday as energy stocks recover

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares rebounded on Tuesday as a slight recovery in energy stocks helped to boost shares across the region.

The benchmark Straits Times Index gained 16.68 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 3,322.32.

Some 1.16 billion shares worth $994.8 million changed hands.

The top active was International Healthway Corp, which was unchanged at 27.5 cents on a turnover of 86.6 million shares.

Asian bourses largely ended in positive territory.

Tokyo added 0.42 per cent, Sydney jumped 1.41 per cent, Seoul ended flat, edging up 0.61 points, while Shanghai soared 3.11 per cent.