Singapore shares up just 0.2 per cent on Friday

Singapore shares ended the week on a rather muted note, rising just 6.28 points, or 0.2 per cent, to close at 3,192.9.

Most other Asian bourses also ended higher, as data showed China's economy picked up in the third quarter, following a record close on Wall Street, fuelled by relief that Washington had averted a devastating default.

With the US government up and running again after a 16-day budget stand-off and the threat of a default put off for now, attention moved to economic results and the future of the Federal Reserve's stimulus programme.

At home, some 1.69 billion shares worth $971.4 million changes hands.

Innopac Holdings was the top active, rising 0.2 cent to 3.4 cents on a turnover of 199.8 million shares.

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