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Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) grew 3.3 points, or 0.36 percent, from last week to hit 912.18 points on the week’s first trading day, January 28.

On the HOSE, more than 133 million shares worth over 3 trillion VND (130 million USD) were traded. While 135 stocks saw price hikes, 139 others declined.

Among the large-cap stocks, VHM recorded a 3.3-percent rise in its price to reach 80,600 VND per share; VIC went up 0.8 percent to 103,700 VND per share; VNM, up 0.4 percent to 136,500 VND per share; and MSN, up 1 percent to 79,100 VND per share.

In contrast, bank stocks experienced widespread price decreases, hampering the market’s upward trend. Notably, VCB was down 0.5 percent; TPB, 0.5 percent; TCB, 1.7 percent; and MBB, 0.5 percent.

Oil and gas stocks enjoyed positive developments as PVB climbed 2 percent; PVD, up 2.8 percent; and PVS, 2.2 percent.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX), the HNX-Index fell 0.43 points, or 0.42 percent, to end at 102.31 points. More than 30 million shares worth over 357 billion VND were traded. Fifty-eight stocks witnessed increases in their prices, while 75 others saw decreases. –VNA