Stocks climbed for a fourth day on the HCM City Stock Exchange, tracking strong gains made by heavyweight codes in May 31's session.

The VN-Index rose 2.25 percent to close at 421.37 points.

The value of the day's trading was modest at 388.7 billion VND (18.5 million USD) on a volume of 22.8 million shares.

All 10 largest capitalised shares achieved substantial gains, with Phu My Fertiliser (DPM) surging the maximum regulated 5 percent. Food trader Masan Group (MSN) was up 4.7 percent, property developer Vincom (VIC) up 4.7 percent, insurer Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) up 4.5 percent and resort developer Vinpearlland (VPL) up 4.2 percent.

Other blue chips also made gains, including Eximbank (EIB) up 0.7 percent, PetroVietnam Finance (PVF) up 1.5 percent, property developer Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAG) up 2.6 percent, VietinBank (CTG) up 2.7 percent, Vietcombank (VCB) up 3.7 percent and fertiliser producer Phu My (DPM) up 5 percent.

The most active stock was Saigon Securities Inc (SSI) with nearly 2 million shares traded.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index fell 0.19 percent to finish at 69.48 points.Value remained in the doldrums at 299.2 billion VND (14.2 million USD), with 28.6 million shares changing hands. PetroVietnam Construction (PVX) was the most heavily traded stock, closing up 2 percent with 3.1 million shares traded.

Foreign investors concluded yesterday as net buyers in both domestic markets, picking up 1.5 million shares with a value of 32.5 billion VND (1.5 million USD)./.