VN-Index nears 2-week high
Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index rose 0.19% to 1054.29 points Tuesday, highest since March 15.
The index closed 2.04 points higher in its sixth consecutive session in the green after gaining 5.46 points on Monday.
Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) increased by 15.35% to VND11.21 trillion ($476.92 million).
The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 12 tickers gained.
TCB of the largest private lender Techcombank went up 4%, followed by MWG of electronics retail chain Mobile World, up 2.6%.
GAS of state-owned Petrovietnam Gas rose 1.7% and MSN of conglomerate Masan Group increased by 1.2%.
Thirteen blue chips fell.
PDR of Phat Dat Real Estate Development and VPB of private lender VPBank both lost 1.2%.
Foreign investors were net buyers to the tune of VND129.44 billion, mainly buying VHM of property giant Vinhomes and HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group.
The HNX-Index at the Hanoi Stock Exchange, where mid and small caps list, was down 0.44% while the UPCoM-Index at the Unlisted Public Companies Market was down by 0.13%.