Shares rallied on both stock exchanges during the session on May 3 but trading value remained low.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, around 26.3 million shares were exchanged, totalling 401.9 billion VND (19.1 million USD) – only 66 percent of the level of the previous day.

The VN-Index added 0.47 percent to finish the session at 475.24 points, as advancers more than doubled gainers.

The 30 largest shares tracked by the VN30 performed well, with only three stocks retreating while 25 others closed higher. The index gained 0.57 percent to close at 539.33 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index put on 1.3 percent, reaching 59.06 points.

Trading value managed to grow 54 percent compared to the previous session, fetching more than 163.6 billion VND (7.7 million USD) as 22.8 million shares changed hands.

The HNX30, tracking the bourse's leading shares in terms of capitalisation and liquidity, rose 1.8 percent to 110.10 points.

Foreign investors concluded as buyers in HCM City on the session with a margin of 23.1 billion VND (1.1 million USD). However, they were net sellers in Hanoi by a net value of 3.95 billion VND (188,000 USD).-VNA