Shares extended gains on Dec 11 on both stock exchanges, boosted by rises of large-cap shares.

The VN-Index added 0.69 percent to close the day at 389.37 points. Trading value rose 15 percent over Dec. 10's level, reaching more than 556 billion VND (26.6 million USD).

Insurer Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) and property developers Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAG) and VinGroup (VIC) jumped 3.5 percent while Vietinbank (CTG), Vietcombank (VCB) and PetroVietnam Finance (PVF) rose between 1-2.7 percent.

The VN30 tracking the top 30 shares on the bourse was up 0.49 percent to 455.90 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index opened low but managed to maintain the green by the end of the day's session, finishing up 0.02 percent at 52.72 points.

More than 50 million shares changed hands during the day, the highest volume in the past three months. They were worth 275 billion VND (13.2 million USD). Property developer Sacomreal (SCR) was again the most active code on whopping trades of 8.4 million shares, climbing 6 percent to 5,300 VND a share.

Foreign investors ended the day as net buyers in the HCM City market, picking up shares worth a combined 79.24 billion VND (3.8 million USD), but they were net sellers on the Hanoi exchange, unloading shares worth 1.6 billion VND (76.6 million USD).-VNA