Banking shares lead the way on June 23 as VN-Index closes above 630 points for first time in a fortnight.
All indexes closed higher on June 23, with the VN-Index increasing 5.86 points (0.94 per cent) and the VN30-Index 2.32 points (0.37 per cent) on HSX while on HNX the HNX-Index rose 0.52 points (0.61 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.87 points (0.57 per cent).
The UpCoM Index also increased, by 0.51 points (0.87 per cent).
HSX saw 145 shares increase and 78 decrease while HNX saw 166 increase and 130 decrease.
Liquidity on HSX was VND2 trillion ($89.68 million) via order matching, 15 per cent higher than yesterday, and was VND623 billion ($27.93 million) on HNX, 4 per cent lower.
The VN-Index fell to 626.87 points early in the morning session before recovering to close at 629.51 points. In the beginning of the afternoon session it dipped to 628.70 points then slowly increased to close at 632.27 points; the first time it has closed above 630 points for two weeks.
Banking shares carried the market upwards, as the three largest shares saw healthy increases, with VCB up 2.6 per cent, CTG 1.8 per cent and BID 0.6 per cent. VCB increased seven tick sizes just in the afternoon session. Large banking shares closing at their opening price included MBB, STB and EIB.
Other large caps to increase included HPG, by 1.3 per cent, VIC 1 per cent, GAS 0.8 per cent, and VNM 0.7 per cent.
On HNX, ACB closed at its opening price.
PVS and PHP were down 0.5 per cent and PVI 0.4 per cent.
VNR rose 6.8 per cent, PTI and VCG 5.4 per cent, NTP 3.1 per cent, PLC 1.4 per cent and VCS 1 per cent.
Foreign investors net sold on both markets, by VND80 billion ($3.58 million) on HSX and VND3 billion ($134,520) on HNX.