SINGAPORE EXCHANGE :
- Share prices opened 0.6 per cent higher on Friday.
- The Straits Times Index (STI) up 15.42 points to 2,573.91 at 9.01am.
- On Wall Street, stocks finished modestly higher on Thursday despite another drop in oil prices ahead of Friday’s eagerly anticipated US jobs report for January.
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 79.92 points (0.49 per cent) at 16,416.58. The broad-based S&P 500 added 2.92 points (0.15 per cent) at 1,915.45, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 5.32 points (0.12 per cent) to 4,509.56.