National stocks that continued to gain on February 12 saw their growth momentum slow down on February 13.

The possibility of a further uptick is uncertain and depends on the movement of shares during the first trading session of the Lunar New Year. Today was the last trading session before the domestic stock market opens again on February 23 after the holiday.

On the Hochiminh Stock Exchange, blue chips were more active, pushing the VN30 Index up 1 percent to 613.36 points.

The index, tracking the performance of the 30 biggest stocks, registered gains for 21 codes.

The benchmark VN-Index advanced 0.5 percent to 584.67 points on a total turnover of 1.4 trillion VND (65.7 million USD).

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX Index closed at 84.72 points, rising 0.3 percent.

Its trading value reached nearly 471.4 billion VND (22.1 million USD) as investors traded over 35.9 million shares.-VNA