Banking shares push index upwards, with two reaching their ceiling.
July 13 saw all main indexes increasing. On HSX the VN-Index rose 16.22 points (2.46 per cent) and the VN30-Index 15.31 points (2.39 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index closed up 1 point (1.16 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 1.4 points (0.89 per cent).
The UpCoM index increased 0.05 points (0.08 per cent).
HSX saw 159 shares increasing and 75 decreasing while HNX saw 173 increasing and 91 decreasing.
Liquidity on HSX reached VND2.8 trillion ($125.55 million), 7 per cent higher than yesterday, and liquidity on HNX reached VND780 billion ($34.97 million), 5 per cent lower.
The VN-Index traded in positive territory in both sessions, reaching 673.46 points during the morning before closing at 668.72 points. In the afternoon it peaked at 675.91 points before easing slightly and closing at 675.12 points.
Banking shares carried the index as all large caps were up, including CTG, which hit its ceiling in rising 6.78 per cent, with VCB doing likewise to close up 6.48 per cent. EIB, BID, STB and MBB increased 4.63 per cent, 3.93 per cent, 2.68 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively.
In oil and gas, GAS rose 2.33 per cent and CNG 1.28 per cent while PGD was down 0.43 per cent.
Among other large caps, VNM closed at its opening price while VIC was up 5.8 per cent, MWG 3.7 per cent, BVH 1.6 per cent and HPG 1.2 per cent.
On HNX, its largest cap, ACB, increased 2.7 per cent, VCS 1.9 per cent, SHB 1.6 per cent, VCG 0.6 per cent, and PVS and PHP 0.5 per cent.
Foreign investors net bought on HSX by VND76 billion ($3.4 million) and net sold on HNX by VND30 billion ($1.34 million).