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Singapore stocks higher at close of trade; FTSE Straits Times Singapore up 1.24%

Stock Markets Aug 13, 2015 06:15AM ET
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Investing.com – Singapore stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms, Financials and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times Singapore added 1.24%.

The best performers of the session on the FTSE Straits Times Singapore were Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (SIN:GAGR), which rose 4.92% or 0.015 points to trade at 0.320 at the close. Meanwhile, Capitaland Limited (SIN:CATL) added 4.26% or 0.13 points to end at 3.18 and City Developments Limited (SIN:CTDM) was up 3.18% or 0.28 points to 9.08 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Genting Singapore Plc (SIN:GENS), which fell 2.48% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.785 at the close. Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd (SIN:TBEV) declined 1.31% or 0.010 points to end at 0.755 and Noble Group Limited (SIN:NOBG) was down 0.99% or 0.005 points to 0.500.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Singapore Stock Exchange by 246 to 194 and 41 ended unchanged.

Shares in Genting Singapore Plc (SIN:GENS) fell to 5-year lows; losing 2.48% or 0.020 to 0.785.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.38% or 0.17 to $43.47 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.98% or 0.49 to hit $50.67 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.59% or 6.60 to trade at $1117.00 a troy ounce.

USD/SGD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.3988, while EUR/SGD fell 0.40% to 1.5545.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.31% at 96.58.

Singapore stocks higher at close of trade; FTSE Straits Times Singapore up 1.24%
 

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