Singapore Stocks: Sembcorp Industries Ltd., Sinobest Technology

Singapore’s Straits Times Index (FSSTI) rose 0.2 percent to 3,135.32 as of 2:27 p.m. local time. About the same number of stocks rose and fell in the index of 30 companies.

The measure traded at 14.4 times estimated earnings on July 5, compared with about 15.6 times at the end of 2010, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

The following shares were among the most active in the market. Stock symbols are in parentheses after the company name.

Sembcorp Industries Ltd. (SCI) climbed 0.6 percent to S$5.06. The operator of water-treatment plants said its utilities division signed three agreements to expand its water business in China.

Sinobest Technology Holdings Ltd. (SBT) advanced 0.5 Singapore cents to S$0.18. The supplier of building automation systems said it agreed to buy OKH Holdings Pte for about S$108 million ($87.9 million) through the issue of 900 million shares.

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