Singapore shares rise at Wednesday's open; STI up 0.2% to 3,337.94

The Singapore Exchange Centre in Shenton Way.
The Singapore Exchange Centre in Shenton Way. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - Singapore stocks opened stronger on Wednesday (April 17), with the Straits Times Index heading up 0.18 per cent or 5.9 points to 3,337.94 as at 9.01am.

Gainers outnumbered losers 66 to 39, or about five securities up for every three down, after about 33.2 million securities worth $67.1 million changed hands.

Among the most heavily traded by volume, Asian Pay Television Trust moved up 1.6 per cent or 0.3 cent to 19.2 cents with about five million shares traded. Genting Singapore fell 0.5 per cent or 0.5 cent to $0.96 with 2.4 million shares traded.

Other active stocks included Hi-P International, up 2.1 per cent or three cents to $1.49; and Cache Logistics Trust, down 2.1 per cent or 1.5 cents to $0.70.