Stocks closed in green on both exchanges on December 14, boosted by a strong showing from bank shares, nearly all of which made gains.

Asia Commercial Bank (ACB) was the biggest mover on the Ha Noi bourse, climbing 5 percent, followed by Nam Viet Bank (NVB), up 4.7 percent and Sacombank (STB) on the HCM City exchange, up 2.8 percent.
Sai Gon- Hanoi Bank (SHB) was the most active stock in the Hanoi market with 7.3 million shares changing hands.

The VN-Index in the HCM City market gained just 0.26 percent to close the session at 392.21 points.

The VN30 tracking the top 30 shares on the bourse also rose 0.64 percent to 460.74 points.

Trading volume decreased slightly from Dec.13 to just over 43 million shares, but the value of trades jumped 39 percent to more than 656.6 billion VND (31.4 million USD). On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index grew 0.67 percent to close at 54.44 points on a turnover of nearly 265 billion VND (12.7million USD).

Foreign investors concluded December 14 as net buyers on the HCM exchange, picking up shares worth over 30 billion VND (1.4 million USD), but they were net sellers in the Hanoi market, unloading shares worth almost 5 billion VND (293,200 USD).-VNA