Differing days in HCMC and Hanoi on May 4.
On HSX on April 4 the VN-Index increased 3.12 points (0.52 per cent) and the VN30-Index 1.94 points (0.32 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index fell 0.01 points (0.02 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.16 points (0.11 per cent).
HSX saw 119 shares increasing and 120 decreasing while HNX saw 152 increasing and 157 decreasing.
The VN-Index rose significantly from the beginning to the middle of the afternoon session. After trading at around 595 points for most of the morning it then bottomed out at 592.91 points in the middle of the session. In the afternoon, after a few matching orders saw the index lose early on it recovered strongly to reach a peak of 603.00 points mid-session before tapering off to 599.07 points at the close of the day’s trade.
The largest cap, VNM, carried the market during the day, increasing 2.2 per cent.
Other large caps to close higher included HPG, by 4.5 per cent, MSN 1.4 per cent, BVH 0.8 per cent and VCB 0.2 per cent.
Two banking large caps fell - CTG by 1.2 per cent and BID 1.1 per cent - while MBB closed at its opening price.
VIC fell a substantial 2.9 per cent while GAS and FPT both closed 1 per cent lower.
On HNX the largest banking shares - ACB and SHB - closed at their the opening price.
Falling shares on HNX included PVS, by 2.9 per cent, PVI 2 per cent and PLC 0.3 per cent.
Large caps increasing on HNX included DBC, by 8.9 per cent, VCS 2.9 per cent and NTP 0.9 per cent.
Foreign investors net bought on HSX by some VND90 billion ($4.03 million) and on HNX by some VND1.5 billion ($67,290). The highest net buy was in HPG, at VND27 billion ($1.21 million), while the highest net sell was in VIC, at VND25 billion ($1.12 million).