Singapore shares open 0.17% higher on Tuesday

An SGX sign at the Singapore Stock Exchange.
An SGX sign at the Singapore Stock Exchange.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Tuesday (Aug 22), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 3,252.44 in early trade, up 0.17 per cent, or 5.45 points.

About 35 million shares exchanged hands.

Losers beat gainers 81 to 31.