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 Hanoi (VNA) - The Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) raised nearly 19.36 trillion VND (849 million USD) through 12 Government bonds auctions in January, up 63.3 percent over the previous month.

All the bonds were issued by the State Treasury with a yielding rate of 97.3 percent.

The coupon rates of five-year term bonds were 4.30 percent per year; seven-year term bonds, 4.35 percent per annum; and 10-year term bonds from 4.38 to 5.15 percent per annum. The rates for 15-year term bonds were 4.5-5.2 percent per annum, 20-year term bonds at 5.2 percent per year and 30-year term bonds at 5.4 percent per annum.

Compared to late 2017, the rates were lower for all terms ranging from 0.22-0.82 percent.

On the secondary market, the total volume of Government bonds sold by the outright method reached more than 1.06 billion, worth 118 trillion VND, up 4.3 percent in value over December 2017.

Trading volume through repurchase agreements (repos) was 1.15 billion bonds, worth over 118 trillion VND, a decrease of 2.6 percent in value compared with the previous month.

Foreign investors also made outright purchases of more than 8.9 trillion VND and outright sale transactions of 8.1 trillion VND. They made repo buys of over 220 billion VND and repo sales of over 247 billion VND in the month. - VNA