VN-Index rises slightly

By Dat Nguyen   December 26, 2023 | 02:02 am PT
VN-Index rises slightly
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 0.41% to 1,122.25 points Tuesday.

The index closed 4.59 points higher after gaining 14.60 points in the previous session.

Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange decreased by 3% to VND14.74 trillion ($605.96 million).

The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 17 tickers gained and 13 fell.

VHM of property giant Vinhomes led with a 1.7% rise, followed by FPT of IT giant FPT Corporation and HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group, both went up 1.3%.

Eleven blue chips fell. PLX of fuel distributor Petrolimex dropped 0.6% and BID of state-owned lender BIDV closed 0.5% lower.

Foreign investors were net sellers to the tune of VND311 billion, mainly selling VHM and VND of brokerage VNDirect.

The HNX-Index for stocks on the Hanoi Stock Exchange, home to mid and small caps, rose 0.79%, while the UPCoM-Index for the Unlisted Public Companies Market went up 0.05%.

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