- POSTED: 27 Sep 2013 19:30
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Shares in Singapore closed firmer on Friday, in line with most Asian markets, following positive US employment data.
SINGAPORE: Shares in Singapore closed slightly firmer on Friday, in line with most Asian markets, following gains on Wall Street and positive US employment data.
Stocks in the US had risen overnight as investors set aside concerns over the budget in Washington.
Singapore's ST Index moved up 15.87 points, or 0.5 per cent, to close at 3,210.18.
Gainers edged out losers 227 to 222, and volume totalled 4.38 billion shares valued at S$1.17 billion.
Among blue chips, DBS Group rose 3 cents to S$16.53, Keppel Corp fell 7 cents to S$10.53, while Singapore Airlines held steady at S$10.43.
Yangzijiang Shipbuilding gained 4.5 cents to S$1.165, Thai Beverage added 1 cent to 57 cents, and Blumont Group climbed 18 cents to S$2.43.