VN-Index rises marginally

By Dat Nguyen   February 1, 2024 | 02:00 am PT
VN-Index rises marginally
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 0.75% to 1,173.02 points Thursday.

The index closed 8.71 points higher after dropping 15.34 points in the previous session.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange decreased by 34% to VND15.28 trillion ($625.72 million).

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

GVR of Vietnam Rubber Group led with a 6.9% rise, followed by FPT of IT giant FPT Corporation, up 4.4%.

MWG of electronics retail chain Mobile World went up 2.7% and SAB of brewer Sabeco gained 2.1%.

Eight blue chips fell. VPB of private lender VPBank declined by 1.3% and TCB of the largest private lender Techcombank closed 1.2% lower.

Foreign investors were net buyers to the tune of VND61 billion, mainly buying PNJ of Phu Nhuan Jewelry and HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, rose 0.61%, while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market went up 0.37%.

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