Securities investors’ rush pushes up index

Investors at a securities company

Both the Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi stock exchanges continued to see strong rises in trading on August 19, the second day of the widened bands in both bourses.

In HCMC, millions of shares were sold and purchased and near the end of the trading session, buyers have to compete fiercely. This race pushed the VN-Index up to end at 511.53 points, 3.48 points higher than Monday.

The same situation was seen in Ha Noi, where more than 16.9 million of shares were traded for almost VND703 billion (slightly over US$42 million). The HASTC-Index increased by 1.58 points to close at 159.51.

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By Cat Tri – Translated by Truc Thinh

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