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S'pore stocks end lower

Share prices in Singapore ended lower on Monday as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the Vesak Day holiday.

SINGAPORE: Share prices in Singapore ended lower on Monday as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of the Vesak Day holiday.

Dealers said growing concerns over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine also weighed on market sentiment.

The Straits Times Index fell 29.7 points, or 0.91 per cent, to close at 3,222.43.

Losers outnumbered gainers by 243 to 187, and volume amounted to 1.8 billion shares valued at S$1.16 billion.

Banks finished weaker, with UOB dropping 45 cents to S$22.00, DBS Group losing 43 cents to S$16.65, and OCBC Bank easing 6 cents to S$9.69. 

Among other blue chips, SingTel moved down 6 cents to S$3.77, Jardine Matheson fell S$1.30 to S$60.00, while City Developments lost 13 cents to S$10.78. 

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