Singapore shares close 0.44 % lower

Singapore stocks finished lower on Friday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) down 14.61 points, or 0.44 percent, to close at 3,294.19. A total of 2.73 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 1. 21 billion Singapore dollars (978.17 million U.S. dollars). Losers outnumbered gainers 245 to 181, while 524 others finished unchanged. The STI index gained 15.55 points, or 0.47 percent, to close at 3,308.80 on Thursday.

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