VN-Index adds up nearly 6 points

The Vietnam’s stock market opened week in upbeat sentiment on September 21 though foreign investors continued to net sell nearly VND32 billion.

The Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index rallied 5.87 points to close at 572.12 points. Trading volume exceeded 109 million shares worth about VND1.71 trillion.

The VN30-Index rose 7.73 points, or 1.33 percent, to 590.46 points with trading volume totaling more than 31 million shares worth VND697 billion.

The HNX-Index of the smaller bourse in the north edged up 0.32 points, or 0.41 percent, to close at 78.07 points. Trading volume on the northern trading floor nearly reached 32.4 million shares worth VND368 billion.

The HNX30-Index gained 1.27 points, or 0.88 percent, to 145.76 points. Trading volume was at about 12.8 million shares worth VND156 billion.

The US dollar exchange rate changed slightly on the same day.

Vietcombank bought dollars at VND22,440 per dollar and sold at VND22,500 per dollar. BIDV lowered its dollar exchange rate by VND5 per dollar to VND22,440 per dollar for buying and VND22,500 per dollar for selling.

Meanwhile, commercial banks, including ACB and Eximbank kept their rate at VND22,440 per dollar and VND22,500 per dollar for buying and selling respectively.

Although global gold price continued to climb, the price of gold in Vietnam lost another VND30,000-40,000 per tael (1.2 ounces).

Saigon Jewelry Company purchased gold at VND34.02 million per tael, and sold at VND34.25 million per tael in Ho Chi Minh City.

Doji Gems and Gold Group bought gold at VND34.13 million and sold at VND34.21 million in Hanoi.

By Nhung Nguyen – Translated by Thuy Doan

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