A new headquarters of the Hanoi Stock Exchange was inaugurated in Hanoi on Jan. 15 in the presence of National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.

Chairman Hung said, as the Party and State are making efforts to restructure the national economy, the securities market will have more opportunities to grow.

The legislative chief said he hoped the financial sector and the State Securities Commission will facilitate the development of the securities market to turn it into a strong important financial channel serving the national socio-economic development cause.

The project was built with the state-of-the-art facilities and has hosted an initial public offering (IPO) of stocks of the Vietnam Investment and Development Bank, the first ever largest IPO of a State owned enterprise.

It also held the first bidding of Government bonds in 2012, mobilising 1.88 trillion VND (89.5 million USD) for the State budget./.