Stock markets rally as funds opt against liquidation

Shares saw their strongest advance in six weeks on both stock exchanges on July 13 after shareholders of the Vietnam Enterprises Investment Ltd (VEIL) and Vietnam Growth Fund Ltd voted late Monday to continue the funds.

NA Chairman receives French friend

Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Phu Trong received Raymond Aubrac, former member of the French parliament and a close friend of President Ho Chi Minh, in Hanoi on May 14.

Ho Chi Minh's birthday celebrated abroad

A grand meeting was held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Paris on May 14 to celebrate the 120 th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) and, 20 years of UNESCO’s recognition of him as a national hero and a cultural celebrity.

State bank moves, penny stocks sustain markets

Investor sentiment on the nation’s stock markets improved throughout last week, helped by measures by the State Bank of Vietnam to ease interest rate pressures, lifting the VN-Index to a close on April 9 of 517.46 points, a gain of 1.36 percent from the previous week.

City sags, Hanoi rebounds

The HCM Stock Exchange on February 24 saw increased trading, but the VN-Index nevertheless slid by another 0.34 percent to a close of 494.59 points, with over 60 percent of codes losing value over the course of the session. Meanwhile, shares rebounded on the Hanoi market.

Market grinds to pre-Tet halt

The VN-Index closed off a mere 0.37 percent on February 8 to 491.20 points, as trading slowed to a crawl in the week ahead of the Tet (lunar New Year) holiday.

Bear market eases but credit worries remain

The sell-off by margin traders that has sent the HCM Stock Exchange plummeting in recent weeks eased last week, carrying the VN-Index to a close on Dec. 18 of 443.34 points, a net loss on the week of just 0.82 percent.

VN keeps drawing foreign firms despite lingering snags

European businesses are increasingly shifting their investment focus from China to Vietnam as a safer destination amidst shrinking global investment, said Alain Cany, European Chamber of Commerce Chairman.

The EuroCham representative said a lot of European CEOs visiting Vietnam have approached him recently with the message that “they are going to do less in China and want to do more in other Asian countries.”

Vietnamese Generals in peacetime

Photographer Tran Viet Van portrays the life of Vietnamese military commanders through his recently opened solo exhibition entitled “General in Peacetime.”
Gloomy sentiment weighs on stocks Business

Gloomy sentiment weighs on stocks

Despite a strong rally of US shares, the VN-Index on November 24 posted a third straight day of declines, sliding by 1.89 percent to end the day at 527.13.


Investors mood lifts shares

The VN-Index increased by 1.56 percent on Nov. 12 to end the day at 545.98, as investor sentiment appeared to stabilise after the central bank rejected some recent rumours about foreign exchange policies and took moves to cool down the overheated market in gold.

Shares gain on strong outlook

Domestic stock indices continued to increase on October 21, as investor sentiment was buoyed by new Government estimates issued on October 20 regarding economic growth this year of 5.2 percent.

Meeting to mark China’s National Day in Hanoi

The Vietnam-China Friendship Association (VCFA) held a meeting in Hanoi on Sept. 26, gathering Vietnamese people, who used to study or work in China, to mark the 60 th National Day of China (Oct. 1).