VN-Index hits new record high in early 2022 hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VTV)

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam's benchmark stock market index (VN-Index) hit a fresh record high on January 4 morning session after rising 19.67 points, reaching 1,517.95 points, much higher than the previous peak of 1.500 points.

Over 526 million shares changed hands, equivalent to over 16.68 trillion VND (725.5 million USD). There were 319 stocks rising, 138 sliding and 52 ending flat on the market.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX), the HNX-Index decreased 0.52 point to 473.42 points. Nearly 60 million shares worth more than 1.76 trillion VND were traded. There were 128 stocks gaining, 89 falling and 55 staying the same.

The UPCoM-Index edged up 0.54 point to 113.22 points, with over 63 stocks traded with a total value of more than 1.4 trillion VND. A total of 173 stocks gained, 134 dropped and 63 others remained unchanged.

Notably, foreign investors net bought 89.63 billion VND of stocks on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE), 14.55 billion VND on the HNX and 13.18 billion VND on the UPCoM.

In the VN30 basket, which tracks 30 biggest stocks in market capitalisation on HoSE, 23 stocks gained prices while seven declined.

Almost stocks in banking, oil and gas and real estate sectors saw their prices rebound./.