Singapore stocks close flat

SINGAPORE, (PNA/Xinhua) — Singapore stocks finished almost flat on Tuesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 1.6 points, or 0.05 percent, to close at 3,205.54.

A total of 2.05 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 868 million Singapore dollars (US$ 700 million).

Gainers outnumbered decliners 208 to 198, while 547 others finished unchanged.

The STI index gained 2.74 points, or 0.09 percent, to close at 3,203.94 on Monday.