Singapore shares shut 0.14 pct decrease

SINGAPORE, March 11 (Xinhua) — Singapore stocks closed lower on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.14 percent or 4.45 points to close at 3,191.42.

A total of 952.52 million shares changed hands with a turnover of 792.81 million Singapore dollars (about 583.55 million U.S. dollars). Losers outnumbered gainers by 234 to 168.

The STI index went down 1.04 percent or 33.61 points to close at 3,195.87 last Friday.