Stocks open week on bright note thanks to gasoline price cut

The Vietnam’s stock market sustains gains in the trading session on December 22 on upbeat investor sentiment thanks to news that gasoline price continues to lower by VND 2,050 per liter.
With foreign investors buying blue-chip stocks heavily, the Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index jumped 14.45 points, or 2.76 percent, to close at 537.54 points. Among the index members, there were 172 winners, 58 losers, while 51 stocks treaded water.
On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index added 1.23 points, or 1.51 percent, to finish at 82.55 points with 143 stocks gaining, 56 losing, and 51 stalling.
The market’s total trading value nearly reached VND2.9 trillion, of which that of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange touched VND2.3 trillion.