Shares extended their rally during Dec 5 session on both of the nation's stock exchanges.

In trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index added 0.94 percent over the previous session to close at 385.69 points. The value of trades rose 15.3 percent to 440.74 billion VND (20.9 million USD) on a volume of 40.5 million shares, while advancers outnumbered decliners by 163-69.

The VN30 Index, tracking the southern bourse's leading shares by market capitalisation and liquidity, increased by 0.8 percent to 451.61 points, with 22 out of 30 shares seeing gains and real estate developer Tan Tao reaching its ceiling price. In this group of shares, only Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ) and software provider FPT retreated.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index added another 1 percent, concluding the day at 52.10 points. Value reached 217.4 billion VND (10.3 million USD), an increase of about 47 percent over the previous session, while the volume of trades climbed to 39.2 million shares.

Gainers overwhelmed losers on the northern market by 130-62, and the HNX30 Index also rose by 1.24 percent to 95.17 points.-VNA