At the close in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times Singapore lost 1.43% to hit a new 52-week low.
The best performers of the session on the FTSE Straits Times Singapore were Jardine Matheson Hldgs Ltd (SIN:JARD), which rose 1.38% or 0.73 points to trade at 53.51 at the close. Meanwhile, Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SIN:SCIL) added 0.81% or 0.03 points to end at 3.75 and Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd (SIN:TBEV) was up 0.65% or 0.005 points to 0.770 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (SIN:GAGR), which fell 4.48% or 0.015 points to trade at 0.320 at the close. United Overseas Bank Ltd (SIN:UOBH) declined 3.20% or 0.69 points to end at 20.86 and Wilmar International Limited (SIN:WLIL) was down 3.15% or 0.10 points to 3.07.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Singapore Stock Exchange by 277 to 173 and 37 ended unchanged.
Shares in United Overseas Bank Ltd (SIN:UOBH) fell to 52-week lows; down 3.20% or 0.69 to 20.86.
Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.55% or 0.69 to $44.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 1.27% or 0.65 to hit $50.37 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.79% or 8.70 to trade at $1112.80 a troy ounce.
USD/SGD was up 1.36% to 1.4001, while EUR/SGD rose 1.37% to 1.5433.
The US Dollar Index was up 0.04% at 97.27.
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