Singapore shares open flat on Wednesday; STI up 0.08% to 3,283.48

The SGX centre along Shenton Way. The Straits Times Index rised 2.61 points as Singapore stocks opened 0.08 per cent higher, on June 27, 2018.
The SGX centre along Shenton Way. The Straits Times Index rised 2.61 points as Singapore stocks opened 0.08 per cent higher, on June 27, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore stocks opened 0.08 per cent higher on Wednesday (June 27), with the Straits Times Index rising 2.61 points to 3,283.48 as at 9.02am.

Gainers edged out losers 46 to 39, as some 42.6 million shares worth S$59.5 million in total changed hands.

The most actively traded counter was Ezion, which rose 0.2 cent or 2.15 per cent to 9.5 cents with 5.02 million shares changing hands. Other actives included Singtel, flat at $3.12 with 3.46 million shares traded and YZJ Shipbuilding SG at 92.5 cents, down one cent or 1.07 per cent with 2.77 million shares changing hands.

Active index stocks included UOB at S$26.54, retreating 0.23 per cent or six Singapore cents; and DBS at S$26.99, advancing 0.19 per cent or five Singapore cents.

In US stocks overnight, Wall Street stocks rose on Tuesday despite lingering trade tensions, with petroleum-linked shares rallying with oil prices.

Stocks opened lower on Wednesday in Tokyo, shrugging off positive impacts from a cheaper yen and gains on Wall Street as worries over a trade war continued to weigh on the market.