Singapore shares were little changed, but Southeast Asia's
largest telco operator Singapore Telecommunications Ltd
(SingTel) fell to a one-month low.
The Straits Times Index was up 0.1 percent at
3,263.51 points, underperforming MSCI's broadest index of
Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan which was 1.1
SingTel shares dipped as much as 2 percent to S$3.40, the
lowest since Jan. 24. Nearly 23 million shares were traded, 1.1
times the average full-day volume over the past 30 days.
This month, SingTel reported a weaker-than-expected
third-quarter net profit and reiterated its forecast for a fall
in revenues this year. There have also been some negative media
reports about the company's business in India, although traders
said it is unclear if the news has had any significant impact on
Shares of Global Logistic Properties extended
their fall after Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC cut its
stake in the warehouse operator.
GLP shares fell as much as 2.7 percent on Thursday. The
stock has declined more than 9 percent since reports of the
stake sale emerged.
1155 (0355 GMT)