The VN-Index on the HCM Stock Exchange jumped 1.24 percent at a close of 476.5 points while the VN30 tracking the top 30 shares on the bourse was also up 1.89 percent at 550.22 points on March 11.

Twenty four of the top 30 shares advanced, many of which posted strong gains of 3-6 percent. Only insurer Bao Viet Holdings (BVH) and Vietcombank (VCB) decreased slightly while the other four closed flat.

Trading was busy with both trading volume and value rising around 80 percent over March 8, totaling 56.6 million shares and fund certificates, worth 871.4 billion VND (41.5 million USD).

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index also gained 1.72 percent to finish the session at 62.05 points with the total trading value of nearly 518.2 billion VND (24.7 million USD).

Real estate shares on the northern bourse also gained, with shares of PetroVietnam Construction (PVX), Vinaconex (VCG), Sacomreal (SCR) and PetroVietnam Real Estate Co (VPL) hitting their ceiling prices.

However, Sai Gon-Ha Noi Bank (SHB) continued to be the most active code on trades of nearly 12 million shares, advancing 4.4 percent to 7,200 VND a share.-VNA