VN-Index firm at year's peak

By Dat Nguyen   August 8, 2023 | 01:29 am PT
VN-Index firm at year's peak
An investor looks at stock prices on the screens at a brokerage in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam's benchmark VN-Index rose 0.07% to 1,242.23 points Tuesday in its third session in the green.

The index closed 0.81 points higher after gaining 15.44 points on Monday. It still hovers around the highest level this year, having increased by 23%.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) fell by 12.53% to VND23.21 trillion ($978.27 million).

The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 17 tickers dropped.

VIC of private conglomerate Vingroup led with a 4.9%, followed by VRE of retail real estate arm Vincom Retail with a 4.7% increase.

POW of electricity producer Petrovietnam Power Corporation went up 2.9% and MSN of conglomerate Masan Group closed 1.1% higher.

Foreign investors were net sellers to the tune of VND236.52 billion, mainly selling GMD of logistics company Gemadept Corp and VRE of retail real estate arm Vincom Retail.

The HNX-Index at the Hanoi Stock Exchange, where mid and small caps list, was up 0.16% while the UPCoM-Index at the Unlisted Public Companies Market was up by 1.16%.

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