Stocks close gloomy week in green

By Dat Nguyen   October 20, 2023 | 12:38 am PT
Stocks close gloomy week in green
An investor looks at stock prices on a smartphone at a brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam's benchmark VN-Index rose 1.86% to 1,108.03 points Friday in week with four declining sessions.

The index closed 20.18 points higher after dropping 15.55 points in the previous session. It has lost 46.7 points this week.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange increased by 3% to VND14.17 trillion ($577.84 million).

The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 29 tickers gained.

VHM of property giant Vinhomes led with a 4.7% rise, followed by MWG of electronics retail chain Mobile World and SSI of leading brokerage SSI Securities Corporation, both went up 4%.

MSN of conglomerate Masan Group closed 3.9% higher.

SSB of Southeast Asia Commercial Bank (SeABank) was the only decliner with a 0.6% fall.

Foreign investors were net buyers to the tune of VND771 billion, mainly buying VHM of property giant Vinhomes and STB of Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, surged 2.24% while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market closed 0.73% higher.

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