Singapore shares open higher on Thursday; STI up 0.2% to 3,203.83

The SGX Centre in Shenton Way.
The SGX Centre in Shenton Way.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened higher on Thursday (March 28), with the Straits Times Index gaining 5.44 points, or 0.2 per cent to 3,203.83 as at 9.03am.

Gainers and losers were roughly evenly matched at 64 to 67, after about 36.4 million shares worth $95.9 million exchanged hands.

The most actively traded counter was Thai Beverage, which was trading at $0.85, down 0.6 per cent, or 0.5 cent, with 2.8 million shares traded.

Other active stocks included Hongkong Land which gained 1.5 per cent, or 11 US cents to U$7.37; and Q&M Dental which was up 1.1 per cent, or 0.5 cent to $0.45.