SINGAPORE, April 2 (Xinhua) — Singapore stocks finished higher on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 6.73 points, or 0.20 percent, to close at 3,453.75.

A total of 1.39 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 925.5 million Singapore dollars (681.1 million U.S. dollars).

Gainers outnumbered decliners 225 to 188, while 521 others finished unchanged.

The STI index closed at 3,447.02 on Wednesday.