Singapore shares open lower on Thursday; STI down 0.07% to 3,242.64

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

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened nearly flat on Thursday morning (July 5), with the Straits Times Index easing 2.25 points or 0.07 per cent to 3,242.64.

At 9.05am, some 35.6 million shares worth $49.3 million had changed hands, although gainers outnumbered losers slightly by 45 to 35. Gainers included UOL Group, ComfortDelGro and Singapore Press Holdings.

The most active counter was Vallianz, which dipped 0.1 cent to 0.9 cent, with about 6.19 million shares changing hands. Other active stocks included Thai Beverage which rose 1.5 cents to 69.5 cents on a trading volume of 3.32 million, while Ezion fell 0.1 cent to 8.4 cents with 3.3 million shares changing hands.