Foreign investors were net buyers on the Hochiminh Stock Exchange and net sellers on the Hanoi bourse on March 10 as both markets closed higher.

On the southern market, foreign investors improved their total buying-selling value by 79.3 percent to end at 23.82 billion VND (1.1 million USD), with 478,640 more shares bought than sold.

On the Hanoi stock market, however, foreign investors' selling activity increased over Monday's session, closing the day selling shares amounting to 7.66 billion VND (365,000 USD) more than they bought, with a total buying-selling volume of 1.85 million shares.

Overall, both markets traded a total volume of more than 145 million shares with a total value of 2.31 trillion VND (110.4 million USD).

On the Hochiminh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index gained 0.21 percent to finish at 589.66 points. The total market turnover was 1.77 trillion VND (84.5 million US) with a volume of more than 105 million shares. The market improved its performance with 103 stocks advancing, 97 declining and 81 remaining static.

The FLC Group Joint Stock Company (FLC) tripled its trading volume to 30.8 million shares, remaining the most active code, and reached a total trading value of 357.4 billion VND (17 million USD).

The VN30 Index, tracking the 30 largest stocks in terms of capitalisation and liquidity, rose slightly by 0.04 percent to end at 621.1 points.

The southern market's VNMID Index, which captures the performance of mid-cap shares, increased slightly by 0.01 points to close yesterday at 657.49 points. It's VNSML Index, which observes the performance of small-cap shares, did not fare as well, decreasing by 0.12 percent to 693.73 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index gained 0.54 percent to finish at 86.36 points. The market saw both liquidity and trading volume increase slightly by 4.8 percent to 39.9 million shares and by 9.9 percent to 543.5 billion VND (25.9 million USD) respectively.

KLF International Investment Joint Stock Company (KLF) recorded the largest trading volume of more than 6.2 million shares, however only amounted to a total trading value of 66.7 billion VND (3.2 million USD).

The FIT Investment Joint Stock Company (FIT) topped the northern market in total trading value with 91.9 billion VND (4.4 million USD).
The HNX30 Index, comprising the northern bourse's 30 largest shares, gained 0.51 percent to close at 166.23 points. HNX30 also saw an increase in activity with more than 353 billion VND (16.8 million USD) in trading value and nearly 23.6 million shares in trading volume.-VNA