Stocks post further gains

The markets continued to rise in both Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, with the VN-Index in HCMC gaining 16.39 points to close at 377.83 points.

Almost all listed stocks rose, with 115 rising by the maximum allowed 5 percent.

The trading volume in HCMC was 15.39 million shares worth VND435.7 trillion (US$28 million).

The Ha Noi Securities Trading Center (HASTC) closed at 125.23 points as volumes surged to all-time high of 91.9 million shares and value to VND256.4 trillion (US$162 million).

The Asia Commercial Bank put on an impressive performance, with 1.8 million shares changing hands. The bank had earlier announced last year's dividend of up to 55 percent.

By Cat Tri, translated by Thanh Huong

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