The HCM Stock Exchange (HOSE) said on Feb. 21 that it will launch afternoon trading sessions from March 5.

The market will trade from 9am to 11.30am in the morning and from 1pm to 2.15pm in the afternoons, from Monday to Friday.

The new trading session will help investors closely monitor information in domestic markets as well as compare movements in regional and international markets in order to make their own investment decisions.

According to HOSE regulations, members of the stock exchange are not allowed to place new orders, change or cancel orders or make transactions during the break period from 11.30am to 1pm./.