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VN-Index closes above 1,000 points

Released at: 18:07, 03/01/2018 Stock Market Watch

VN-Index closes above 1,000 points

Other indexes join VN-Index in ending higher on January 3.

by Hai Van

All main indexes on Vietnam’s stock market closed higher on January 3, with the VN-Index breaking through 1,000 points.

On HSX, the VN-Index increased 9.9 points (0.99 per cent), taking it over 1,000, and the VN30-Index 11.94 points (1.2 per cent).

On HNX, the HNX-Index gained 11.94 points (1.2 per cent), the HNX30-Index 4.12 points (1.83 per cent), and the UPCoM-Index 0.45 points (0.82 per cent).

Liquidity on HSX reached VND5.6 trillion ($246.62 million) and on HNX was VND1.1 trillion ($48.4 million).

The VN-Index opened at 995.77 points and increased throughout most of the day, peaking at 1,012 points after a short burst of less than 30 minutes early in the afternoon then ending with a slight decline and closing at 1005.67 points, with increases driven largely by a number of high-risers.

Blue chips lost a fair bit of ground during the afternoon dip, with there being 19 fallers among the VN30.

Bank shares suffered in particular, with all major shares falling in the afternoon.

There were 142 stock codes increasing and 149 decreasing on HSX while 87 rose and 116 fell on HNX.

In banking, EIB rose 2 per cent and VPB 0.1 per cent, while MBB lost 0.9 per cent, BID 0.7 per cent, CTG 0.6 per cent, STB 0.4 per cent, and VCB 0.2 per cent.

In food and beverages, VCF increased 5.8 per cent, KDC 4.3 per cent, VNM 1.1 per cent, and TAC 0.8 per cent.

In energy, PVD rose 6.1 per cent, GAS and NT2 2.2 per cent, PLX 0.3 per cent, and PGD 0.1 per cent.

In construction and real estate, HBC gained 6.3 per cent, VIC 2.9 per cent, KDH 2.2 per cent, and NVL 2.1 per cent.

Foreign investors net bought on HSX by VND231.8 billion ($10.2 million) and on HNX by VND23.56 billion ($1.03 million).

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