Bank shares continue to boost stock markets

December 5, 2014 11:21 am 

HA NOI, Dec. 5 — The momentum of appreciating share prices continued at Viet Nam's stock exchanges for the fourth consecutive day, with banking and real estate shares serving to prop up the increase.

The bank shares include Eximbank (EIB), Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam, Military Bank and Sai Gon-Ha Noi Bank, as well as Kinh Bac Urban City, Becamex and Tan Tao.

However, the slump of several speculative stocks and blue chips adversely affected the momentum and served to curb it somewhat. The shares include An Phu Irradiation, Cat Lai Port, Ca Mau Seafood Processing and Phu My Fertiliser, as well as Thong Nhat Production and Investment and property developers Dat Xanh, Hoang Anh Gia Lai and HCM City Infrastructure Investment.

The banking stocks' strong rally is expected to revive the entire market for the remainder of the year.

The return of foreign investors as net buyers of shares collectively worth VND117 billion (USD5.49 million) from both bourses served as another positive signal.

At the HCM City Stock Exchange, the VN-Index increased by 0.61 percent to 578.38 points. But trading value declined slightly compared with that of Wednesday to VND1.8 trillion (USD84.5 million) on a total volume of 108.4 million shares.

Blue chips that the VN30 Index tracked ended mixed, with 15 gainers, 10 losers and five stocks remaining unchanged. Notably, EIB continued to hit its ceiling price. The VN30 Index finished at 624.31 points, a 0.8-percent increase.

At the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index increased by 0.21 per cent to 88.75 points. Liquidity improved to VND819.7 billion (USD38.48 million) and 62.2 million shares.

The HNX30 Index, which tracks the performance of the top 30 shares in capitalization and liquidity, increased by 0.65 percent to 178.43 points. (PNA/VNS)



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