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Singapore shares end down 0.30%

Singapore share prices ended 0.30% lower on Friday, following a second day of losses on Wall Street and worse-than-expected eurozone data.

SINGAPORE: Singapore share prices ended 0.30% lower on Friday, following a second day of losses on Wall Street and worse-than-expected eurozone data.

The blue-chip Straits Times Index (STI) fell 9.90 points to close at 3,262.59.

In the broader market, 1.62 billion shares worth S$1.27 billion changed hands. Losers beat gainers 205 to 189.

Among the gainers, Noble Group rose 3.3% to S$1.265 after it reported its net profit in the quarter ended March 31 more than tripled.

CapitaMalls Asia (CMA) closed 4.9% higher after CapitaLand, which already owns 65.3% of CMA, said it plans to offer S$2.35 a share for the rest of the company, up from S$2.22 a share announced previously.

STATS ChipPAC ended 19.5% higher at S$0.46. It said in a filing to the Singapore Exchange early Friday that it had been approached by an interested party considering a buyout of the company and was considering the offer.  

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