VN-Index goes sideways

By Dat Nguyen   August 22, 2023 | 01:13 am PT
VN-Index goes sideways
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 gained 0.06% to 1,180.49 points Tuesday.

The index closed 0.73 points higher after rising 1.77 points Monday.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), on which the index is based, fell 2% to VND21.71 trillion ($911.42 million).

The VN30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 15 tickers gained.

SSI of leading brokerage SSI Securities Corporation led with a 6.4% rise, followed by SSB of Southeast Asia Commercial Bank (SeABank), up 6%.

MWG of electronics retail chain Mobile World gained 2% and BVH of insurance company Bao Viet Holdings closed 1.8% higher.

Fourteen blue chips fell.

VIC of private conglomerate Vingroup dropped 2% and SAB of brewer Sabeco declined by 1.8%.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, gained 0.71% while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market rise 0.01%.

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