Losses continue to hit markets Business

Losses continue to hit markets

Local shares on August 4 extended losses on both bourses as blue chips continued their recent slip. Market liquidity also took a sudden tumble, ending at two-thirds of previous day's figure.

Blue chips spur VN-Index

Solid gains in blue chips continued to support the VN-Index on Jan 8, pushing it up to an eight-month high of 447.16 points, while the VN30 tracking the top 30 shares was also up 3.18 percent, closing at 525.36 points.

Foreign investors shore up Index

Buoyed by heavy foreign investor interest in a few key stocks, the VN-Index gained 1.2 percent on Jan. 20 to close the day's session on the HCM Stock Exchange at 511.98 points – even as declining shares outnumbered gainers by 129-99.