At the close in Singapore, the FTSE Straits Times Singapore lost 2.87% to hit a new 52-week low.
The best performers of the session on the FTSE Straits Times Singapore were Singapore Tech Engineering Ltd (SIN:STEG), which fell 0.31% or 0.01 points to trade at 3.17 at the close. Meanwhile, Sembcorp Marine Ltd (SIN:SCMN) fell 0.38% or 0.01 points to end at 2.63 and SIA Engineering Co Ltd (SIN:SIAE) was down 0.57% or 0.02 points to 3.47 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Noble Group Limited (SIN:NOBG), which fell 11.40% or 0.065 points to trade at 0.505 at the close. Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (SIN:OCBC) declined 5.75% or 0.58 points to end at 9.50 and DBS Group Holdings Ltd (SIN:DBSM) was down 5.52% or 1.09 points to 18.64.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Singapore Stock Exchange by 401 to 92 and 21 ended unchanged.
Shares in Singapore Tech Engineering Ltd (SIN:STEG) fell to 3-years lows; losing 0.31% or 0.01 to 3.17. Shares in Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (SIN:OCBC) fell to 52-week lows; falling 5.75% or 0.58 to 9.50.
Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.03% or 0.45 to $43.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.60% or 0.30 to hit $50.01 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.85% or 9.40 to trade at $1117.10 a troy ounce.
USD/SGD was up 0.48% to 1.4080, while EUR/SGD rose 1.24% to 1.5665.
The US Dollar Index was down 0.60% at 96.65.
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