US stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the energy, utilities and financials sectors led shares lower. At the close of the NYSE, the DJIA fell 1.58% while the S&P 500 index was down 1.31%, and the NASDAQ Composite index slid 0.92%. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by 2,495 to 837 and 130 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3,011 declined and 1,264 advanced, while 220 ended unchanged. (Source: WSJ, CNBC)

During the last trading session, the FSSTI index rose 5.85pt to 3,144.16. Among the top active stocks were Sembcorp Marine (-0.5%), Thai Beverage (+2.2%), Genting Singapore (+0.6%), Thomson Medical (-1.1%) and Jiutian Chemical (+1.2%). The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index was up 0.04% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index rose 0.24%. The broader market saw 224 gainers and 255 losers with total trading value of S$1.84b.