An electric display chart showing the afternoon trading trend of the blue chip Hang Seng Index is seen through a camera at a brokerage in Hong Kong, China. REUTERS
  • Singapore stocks fell on Friday, tracking weak Asian shares, after North Korea fired another missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
  • Pyongyang's missile flew over Japan's northern Hokkaido, further escalating tensions following North Korea's test of its most powerful nuclear bomb yet.
  • The Straits Times Index lost 0.35 percent or 11 points to end at 3,209.
  • Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation said it invested US$10 million in data centre startup Nautilus Data Technologies Inc. The stock fell 1 percent.
  • Telecom major Singtel launched Singapore's first mobile plans with unlimited local data, talktime and messaging services. Its shares closed unchanged at S$3.67.
  • Property developer Oxley Holdings gained about 1 percent. The company said the issued and paid-up capital of its joint venture company Oxley Serangoon Pte has been increased from S$100 to S$4 million.
  • Heat exchanger and piping specialist Heatec Jietong Holdings on Friday said it secured three new contracts worth S$4 million.