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Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) raised 25.083 trillion VND (1.103 billion USD) worth of government bonds, down 23.9 percent from March during 18 bidding sessions last month.

The five-year bonds offer an annual interest rate of 5.1-5.22 percent while seven-year ones yield 5.43-5.48 percent, up 0.12 percent and 0.05 percent from March, respectively.

The others with 10-year, 15-year, 20-year and 30-year maturity have respective coupon rates of 5.99 percent, 6.74-6.79 percent, 7.1-7.36 percent, 7.63-7.85 percent, marking month-on-month decreases of 0.06 percent, 0.11 percent, 0.35 percent and 0.27 percent.

On the secondary market, the total volume of outright trading topped 640 million bonds, or 67.6 trillion VND (2.97 million USD), down 16.5 percent in value over last month.

The trading volume through repurchase agreements (repos) was more than 883 million bonds, equivalent to 85.9 trillion VND (3.77 billion USD), down 2.6 percent month-on-month.

Foreign investors made outright trading worth in excess of 5 trillion VND (220 million USD) in purchase value and 4.3 trillion VND (189.2 million USD) in sales value. They also made repos selling of upwards 190 billion VND (8.36 million USD) and had no repos purchase during the month.-VNA