Shares managed to grow nationwide on January 15, with the rally led by speculative stocks.

Notable were trading volumes from KLF Investment (KLF) – 23.4 million shares; property developer FLC Group (FLC) – 9.9 million; and HAI Agrochem (HAI) – 6.9 million. Also, Fecon Mining (FCM) hit its ceiling price, while KLF jumped 9 percent.

Oil and gas stocks rebounded the most with a composite rate of 4.2 percent, while insurance companies jointly declined 1.6 percent – the deepest fall among sectors.

"The domestic stock market has gradually become balanced after erratic fluctuations," said Bao Viet Securities Co's Tran Hai Yen. The risk of rapid slumps has now been reduced, she said. She also said she expects that consumption will improve, signalling the recovery of the economy – hence the optimistic sentiment for the stock market.

On the Hochiminh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index rallied 0.13 percent to 577.74 points.

The VN30 Index, which tracks the city's 30 largest stocks in terms of capitalisation and liquidity, also recovered, adding 0.13 percent to grow to 617.62 points.

Transaction value on the bourse hit over 2 trillion VND (93.9 million USD), with nearly 120.1 million shares.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index climbed quickly at 1.2 percent to finish at 85.88 points.

The HNX30 Index, representing the performance of the bourse's top 30 blue chips, increased 1.78 percent to 167.96 points.

The trading value reached 967 billion VND (45.4 million USD), and 67.56 million shares changed hands. Foreign investors again changed statuses, concluding as net sellers with a margin of 17.43 billion VND (818,300 USD).-VNA