Singapore shares open 0.48% lower on Thursday

A man walking past the SGX building.
A man walking past the SGX building.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened lower on Thursday (Aug 17), with the benchmark Straits Times Index at 3,263.05 in early trade, down 0.48 per cent, or 15.9 points.

About 216.3 million shares exchanged hands.

Gainers beat losers 97 to 85.