Singapore shares open slightly higher on Tuesday; STI up 0.06% to 3,214.96

The Singapore Exchange Centre in Shenton Way.
The Singapore Exchange Centre in Shenton Way.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Singapore shares opened marginally higher on Tuesday (March 19), with the Straits Times Index gaining two points, or 0.06 per cent to 3,214.96 as at 9.02am.

Gainers outnumbered losers 67 to 40, after about 44 million shares worth $71.7 million changed hands.

The most heavily traded counter by volume was YZJ Shipbuilding, which gained 3.5 per cent, or five cents to $1.50, with 11.8 million shares traded.

Other active stocks included Sheng Siong which lost 2.8 per cent, or three cents to $1.05; and Cosco Shipping which gained 2.9 per cent, or one cent to $0.35 apiece.