Shares reversed December 18's losses to add value during December 19's session.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index gained 1.3 percent to reach 398.59 points.

Market value jumped 44.3 percent compared to December 18's level, rising to 939.2 billion VND (44.7 million USD) as trading volume increased 38.5 percent to 72.6 million shares.

The VN30, tracking the city's top 30 shares, also rose nearly 1.5 percent to 467.12 points. Twenty-three of these stocks rallied, while only four retreated.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index put on 1.8 percent, reaching 54.93 points as gainers tripled losers.

The value of trades increased slightly to 363.1 billion VND (17.2 million USD) on a volume of more than 59 million shares.

The index to represent Hanoi bourse's leading shares – HNX30 – closed the session 2.56 percent higher, reaching 103.39 points.

Real estate shares enjoyed the strongest rebound with more than 40 codes hitting the increase limit and 22 increasing out of 92 listed property stocks./.VNA