|Mr. Tran Dac Sinh (third from L), Director of the HSTC, congratulates new members. (Photo: TC)|
Six businesses yesterday made their first public offering on the Ho Chi Minh City Securities Trading Centre (HSTC), increasing the exchange's overall value up to VND 14.5 trillion (over US$900 million).
The businesses included the Binh Dinh Minerals Joint-Stock Company (with the share code BMC), the DIC Investment & Trading Joint-Stock Company (DIC), the Petrolimex Joint Stock Tanker Company (PJT), the Safoco Food and Foodstuff Joint Stock Company (SAF) and the SaiGon Fishing Net Joint Stock Company (SFN).
As many as 100 companies and two funds are now listed on the Ho Chi Minh City Securities Trading Centre.
The VN Index yesterday lost 0.82 point to close at 753.81 points with the total trading value reaching VND511.7 billion, a slightly decrease of 20% over the previous session.