Singapore shares slightly lower at midday

Singapore shares slipped in morning trading on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index down almost 18 points, or 0.57 per cent, to 3,151.8 as at 12.30pm Singapore time.

A total of 1.2 billion shares were traded in the morning, worth $483.6 million in all.

Losers led gainers 232 to 83, while 639 counters remained unchanged.

Among the most active stocks by midday were Keppel Corp, which added 2 cents to $10.54, and SingTel, which lost 3 cents to $3.65.