SINGAPORE shares inched slightly lower on Monday, with the Straits Times Index (STI) down 0.04 per cent, or 1.23 points to 3,158.45
Mapletree Commercial Trust (MCT) having gained 0.9%, was among the most heavily traded in terms of volume, with 29.4 million shares traded. MCT replaces Hutchison Port Holdings Trust to join the benchmark STI with effect from Monday.
Companies that lost points:
- DBS lost 0.1% to 25.12
- OCBC lost 0.4% to 10.91
- UOB lost 0.2% to 25.72
- Genting Singapore lost 0.6% to 90 cents
- SGX lost 0.4% to 8.37
Elsewhere, Asian equities were mixed. Australian shares added 0.5 per cent, South Korean stocks retreated slightly after disappointing trade data, while Japan’s Nikkei was closed for a holiday.