Gold, dollar soar while stocks close mixed

While waiting for the result of the US Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, the US dollar exchange rate and the price of gold in Vietnam strongly jumped whereas stocks continued to decline in the trading session on September 17.


The US dollar exchange rate rose by VND10-25 per dollar compared to the previous day. Meanwhile, gold price climbed most in nearly a month to VND34.14-34.18 million per tael (1.2 ounces), depending on traders.


The Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index sank 1.65 points, or 0.29 percent, to close at 562.48 points. Trading volume was at 88 million shares worth more than VND1.42 trillion.


The VN30-Index slid 0.1 points, or 0.02 percent, to 576.68 points. Trading volume touched 22 million shares worth VND482 billion.


Meanwhile, the HNX-Index of the smaller bourse in the north slightly edged up 0.52 points, or 0.68 percent, to 77.22 points. Trading volume reached 30 million shares worth nearly VND349 billion.


The HNX30-Index strengthened 0.93 points, or 0.66 percent, to 143.26 points. Trading volume was at 10 million shares worth VND147 billion.

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