At the close in Singapore, the Singapore Straits Time added 0.57% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the Singapore Straits Time were Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIN:SIAL), which rose 3.81% or 0.43 points to trade at 11.73 at the close. Meanwhile, Genting Singapore Plc (SIN:GENS) added 2.76% or 0.025 points to end at 0.930 and Singapore Exchange Ltd (SIN:SGXL) was up 1.92% or 0.16 points to 8.51 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Olam International Limited (SIN:OLAM), which fell 1.40% or 0.025 points to trade at 1.765 at the close. Jardine Strategic Hldgs Ltd (SIN:JSH) declined 1.14% or 0.37 points to end at 31.99 and Starhub Ltd (SIN:STAR) was down 1.01% or 0.04 points to 3.93.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Singapore Stock Exchange by 267 to 187 and 43 ended unchanged.
Shares in Olam International Limited (SIN:OLAM) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.40% or 0.025 to 1.765.
Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.44% or 0.23 to $50.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.91% or 0.52 to hit $56.58 a barrel, while the August Gold contract fell 1.73% or 19.60 to trade at $1112.30 a troy ounce.
USD/SGD was up 0.33% to 1.3723, while EUR/SGD rose 0.39% to 1.4868.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.05% at 98.14.
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