Singapore shares end 0.76% lower on Friday

SINGAPORE - Local shares continued their losing streak on Friday as the week ended on a dour note with news of a potential US airstrike on Iraq, a heightened Russian military presence along Ukraine's border and Ebola being named an international crisis by the World Health Organisation.

The benchmark Straits Times Index slipped 25.33 points, or 0.76 per cent, to close at 3,288.89.

Most punters took shelter on the sidelines, with just 1.47 billion shares worth $1 billion changing hands.

There were 113 gainers, versus 329 losers, while 346 stocks remained unchanged.

Advance SCT was the top active, staying flat at 0.2 cents on a turnover of 74.8 million shares.