STOCKS | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Daily Markets Briefing: STI down 1.09%

Wall Street's retreat could weigh on the local bourse today.

The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 33.99 or 1.09% at 3,077.09.

The top active stocks are DBS, which fell 0.23%, UOB, which slipped 0.61%, Singtel, which dropped 0.04, OCBC, which dipped 0.17% and Venture, with a 0.41% fall.

The FTSE Mid Cap fell 3.96% whilst the FTSE Small Cap dipped 0.23%.

According to OCBC Investment Research, stocks fell sharply, ending the week on a bleak note and sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average into correction territory after a batch of weaker-than-expected economic data out of China and Europe sparked fresh worries about the state of the world’s second-biggest economy and prospects for global growth.

All eleven S&P 500 industries ended lower, led by Health Care (-3.37%) and Information Technology (-2.48%). The index retreated 1.26% for the week.

"The retreat on Wall Street Friday is likely to weigh on local sentiment this morning," OIR commented.

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