Market Round-Up: What did you miss? A quick look at all the market moving events and big financial news of the day. From North Korea's missile launch to Singtel's unlimited data plans, get your daily dose of all the latest in the world of business right here.
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.