US stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the financials, industrials and materials sectors led shares lower. At the close of the NYSE, the DJIA fell 0.75% while the S&P 500 index was down 0.86%, and the NASDAQ Composite index slid 0.72%. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by 2,507 to 807 and 151 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2,858 declined and 1,429 advanced, while 229 ended unchanged. (Source: WSJ, CNBC)

During the last trading session, the FSSTI index slid 34.01pt to 3,107.59. Among the top active stocks were Sembcorp Marine (-1.6%), Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (-2.8%), ComfortDelGro (-2.4%), Rex International (-3.1%) and MM2 Asia (-4.9%). The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index was down 1.0% while the FTSE ST Small Cap Index fell 1.3%. The broader market saw 143 gainers and 411 losers with total trading value of S$1.48b.