Illustrative photo (Source:VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese shares advanced on July 1 as investors counted on a positive outlook for the global economy and companies’ second-quarter performance.

The benchmark VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange rose 1.3 percent to finish at 640.30 points, nearly reaching the two-year high of 640.75 points of September 2014. The southern market index rallied a total 3.1 percent in all five sessions of the week.

The HNX Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange bounced back 0.5 percent to close at 85.15 points after falling slightly on June 30.

Investors on both local markets traded 166.4 million shares worth 3.37 trillion VND (145 million USD), an increase of nearly 13 percent from the trading value on June 30.-VNA