Singapore shares open higher on Monday; STI up 0.27%

The Singapore Exchange Centre at Shenton Way.
The Singapore Exchange Centre at Shenton Way. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Monday (July 9) with the Straits Times Index up 8.55 points to 3,200.37 as at 9.02am, as Asian stocks edged higher ahead of earnings season in the United States.

About 26.5 million shares worth S$69.4 million in total changed hands, with gainers outnumbering losers 70 to 46.

Among the most heavily traded by volume, CapitaLand rose 1 per cent or three cents to $3.02, with 2.6 million shares traded. Other actives included Addvalue Technologies, down 3.03 per cent or 0.1 cent to 3.2 cents, and Golden Agri-Res, down 1.7 per cent or 0.5 cent to 29.5 cents.