VN-Index rises

By Ngan Anh   October 6, 2023 | 06:28 am PT
VN-Index rises
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 1.32% to 1,128.5 points Friday.

It closed 14.6 points higher after losing 15 points Thursday.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), on which the index is based, dropped to VND12.8 trillion ($524.91 million) from over VND13 trillion on Thursday.

The VN30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 26 tickers increased.

SHS of Saigon – Hanoi Securities rose 4.2%, followed by STB of Ho Chi Minh City-based lender Sacombank with a 3.5 % surge.

CTG of state-owned lender VietinBank increased 2.1% and EIB of private lender Eximbank closed 2.4% lower.

Foreign investors were net buyers for the session to the tune of VND130 billion, mainly buying VNM of dairy giant Vinamilk and STB.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, surged 1.07% while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market up 0.47%.

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