Green returns to Vietnamese stock markets

Despite sharp fall in gas and oil shares caused by global oil price, several blue-chip shares in banking, construction and real estate fields managed to rise on both local trading floors, snapping a three-day decline on January 12.

The Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index rallied 6.39 points, or 1.15 percent, to close at 564.26 points. Among the index members, there were 158 winners, 66 losers while 84 stocks remained unchanged. Trading volume exceeded 118.6 million shares, worth more than VND1.58 trillion.

The VN30-Index rose 8.67 points, or 1.51 percent, to 582.39 points with trading volume totaling more than 44.4 million shares worth VND669 billion.

The HNX-Index of the smaller bourse in the north added 0.55 points, or 0.72 percent, to close at 76.65 points with 117 shares climbing, 67 falling and 195 moving flat. Trading volume on the northern trading floor nearly reached 48 million shares, worth VND448 billion.

The HNX30-Index gained 1.81 points, or 1.81 percent, to 134.45 points. Trading volume was at about 23.7 million shares, worth VND203.2 billion.

The UpCoM-Index edged up 0.06 points, or 0.12 percent, to 49.58 points. Trading volume nearly hit 5.6 million shares worth roughly VND102 billion.

By Nhung Nguyen – Translated by Thuy Doan

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