The gong rang out on February 7 to open the first trading session of the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays.

Addressing the event, Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung said the stock market is expected to receive better news in 2014 thanks to rosy signs of the economy and the Government’s drastic management solutions in various areas.

A spate of breakthrough solutions will be rolled out this year to promote the market, the minister added.
However, things got off to a sluggish start during the morning trading session, with the VN-Index falling 2.15 points to 552.53.

Overall, 75.7 million shares were traded with a total value of more than 1.25 trillion VND (58.75 million USD).

At the session, the HNX-index dropped 0.18 points to 74.87 points with more than 38.6 million shares valued at 359.35 billion VND (16.8 million USD) changed hands.-VNA