Green colour covers banking, real estate shares hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) rose 4.37 points to close April 9 at 1,024.33 points.

Banking stocks were the main driving factor pushing VN-Index

On the bourse, there were 130 gainers and 167 losers while 41 others ended flat. A total of 251.4 million shares worth 8.019 trillion VND (352.8 million USD) were traded.

In the contrary, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange was down 0.23 point to 137.79 points, with 72.6 million shares worth over 1.26 trillion VND sold. The bourse saw 84 gainers, 91 losers and 70 others ending flat.

Banking and real estate shares continued to green both bourses. The strongest growth was seen in HDB, rising by 2,250 VND per share

The large-cap stocks experienced dramatic falls, including ROS (down by 9,200 VND to 122,800 VND per share), SAB (down 2,200 VND per share), and NVL (down 3,400 VND per share).

However, strong gains were seen in VIC (2,500 VND per share), SSI (2,400 VND per share), and FPT (700 VND a share).

Both bourses witnessed net purchases from foreign investors. On the HOSE, foreign investors posted a net buy value of nearly 290 billion VND.

Meanwhile, on the HNX, foreign investors purchased 2.28 million shares and sold 1.35 million shares, posting a net purchase value of 5.52 billion VND.-VNA