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A Peek at the Singapore Stock Market Today

The local stock market, as represented by the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), ended the day at 3,228.06 points, inching down 4.41 points or 0.14%.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd (SGX: BS6) was the firm that lost the most ground today as it slipped 2.1% to S$1.405.

Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd (SGX: C07) slid 1.9% to close at S$38.85 while Golden Agri-Resources Ltd (SGX: E5H) closed 0.5 cent lower, or 1.3%, at S$0.385.

On the other hand, the share that popped the most was Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39). The media giant rose 1.5% to S$2.77.

The other Jardine company in the index, Jardine Matheson Holdings Limited (SGX: J36), increased 1.4% to US$66.24 and City Developments Limited (SGX: C09) climbed 0.86% to S$11.68.

Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68) reported the market statistics for August 2017. Some of the key highlights are presented below:

1. Total market turnover value for Securities was S$25.9 billion, up 26% year-on-year over 22 trading days.

2. Total Derivatives volume was 15.9 million, up 15% year-on-year. Equity Index Futures volume was 12.3 million, up 6% year-on-year while total FX Futures volume was 800,350, up 75% year-on-year.

3. SGX Commodity Derivatives volume was 1.9 million, up 60% year-on-year.

The stock market operator and regulator ended the day flat at S$7.46.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice. Motley Fool Singapore has recommended shares of Singapore Exchange Limited. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Sudhan P doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.