Nation's Stock Market Cools in Year-end Session

Investors monitor share prices in the last session of the year 2006.(Photo:TK)

The VN Index suffered slight decreases on the final trading day of 2006, 2.04 and 0.54 points under yesterday’s close of 751.77 and 242.89 in Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi respectively.

Of the total 108 listed companies on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, 44 companies suffered losses, 45 enjoyed increases and 19 remained unchanged in this morning’s session.

Meanwhile, 28 companies’ shares on the Ha Noi Securities Trading Centre saw a slight price decrease, 24 remained unchanged and 28 increased.

Total trading value at the two exchanges reached nearly VND500 billion, only half of the average level in mid December.

By Tuong Chau – Translated by Trong Khuong

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