Singapore shares open lower on Thursday; STI down 0.6%

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

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened 0.6 per cent lower with the Straits Times Index down 22.77 points to 3,495.17 as at 9.01am on Thursday (March 1).

About 81 million shares worth S$144 million in total changed hands as losers outnumbered gainers 124 to 28.

The most actively traded stock was Thai Beverage, which traded at S$0.835 with 10.4 million shares changing hands.

Other actives included Golden Agri-Resources and Charisma Energy.

Active index stocks included DBS, down S$0.15 or 0.52 per cent at S$28.55; and OCBC Bank shares trading down S$0.12 or 0.92 per cent at S$12.94.