Shares opened on April 3's session in the green after the three-day national holiday.

The total social investment capital in the first quarter hit 197.7 trillion VND (9.4 billion USD), up 12.8 percent against the same period last year but declined 2.7 percent if the price factor is excluded.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index retreated for several minutes but eventually rallied by more than 1 percent, reaching 445.77 points. Meanwhile, the VN30 rose 1.14 percent to 505.77 points.

The value of trades, however, slid 5.9 percent compared to last March 30's bull trap to 830.76 billion VND (39.5 million USD). Trading volume reached about 59.8 million shares.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index gained nearly 3.2 percent to reach 74.49 points with over half of all listed codes posting gains. Market value reached only 93.5 percent of March 30's close, totalling 623.5 billion VND (29.7 million USD) on a volume of 66.7 million shares.-VNA