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Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) gained 4.87 points to stay at 991.92 points on August 27, with 189.5 million shares valued at more than 4.47 trillion VND (192 million USD) traded.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX), the HNX-Index settled at 111.62 points.

In the VN30 basket, which measures the performance of 30 stocks with the highest market capitalisation and liquidity on the HoSE, such codes as CII, GAS, HPG, HSG, SAB, VIC and VJC increased on the day, ranging from 0.2 percent to 2.8 percent.

Meanwhile, VNM declined 1.2 percent; ROS, down 1 percent; and DHG, down 2.3 percent.

The banking sector also contributed significantly to the market, especially CTD, BID, MBB, SHB, VCB and VPB, which posted increases from 1 percent to 4.2 percent.

The upward trend was also seen in the group of financial services like FTS, HCM, SHS, SSI, VCI, VDS and VND.

Foreign investors posted a net buy value of over 93  billion VND (4 million USD) with more than 1.7 million shares on HoSE, as compared with their net sell value of 3.9 billion VND (167,800 USD) with 311,390 stocks exchanged on the HNX.-VNA