Singapore stocks: STI resumes Monday afternoon at 3,182.36, down 0.61%

SINGAPORE stocks reopened weaker on Monday, with the Straits Times Index retreating 0.61 per cent or 19.68 points to 3,182.36 as at 1.05pm ahead of pivotal US-China trade talks in Beijing.

Losers outnumbered gainers 198 to 123, or about eight securities down for every five up, after 923.21 million securities worth S$456.01 million changed hands.

Among the most heavily traded by volume, Rex International gained 1.12 per cent or S$0.001 to S$0.09 with 13.06 million shares traded. Genting Singapore pared 0.9 per cent or S$0.01 to S$1.10 with 11.76 million shares traded.

Active index stocks included DBS Group Holdings, down 0.53 per cent or S$0.13 to S$24.17; and Singtel, down 0.98 per cent or S$0.03 to S$3.03.