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Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN-Index of the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) rose 3.35 points to close at 936.74 points on July 23.

More than 208.5 million shares worth over 4.71 trillion VND (204.8 million USD) were exchanged on the HOSE on the day.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index decreased by 1.32 points to settle at 106.3 points, with more than 44.4 million shares valued at over 499.5 billion VND (21.48 million USD) traded.

In the VN30 group, which measures the performance of 30 stocks with the highest market capitalisation and liquidity on the HoSE, prices of such stocks like GAS, NVL, PNJ, PLX, REE, ROS, SAB and VJC all increased, ranging from 0.6 percent to 6.9 percent.

Meanwhile, prices of CTD, HSG and VRE shares dropped by 2.6 percent, 5.6 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively.

Bank stocks like ACB, BID, CTD, LBP and VPB lost their values while BAB, KLB and VIB shares advanced. Only STB stock reached its ceiling price.

In the financial service group, HCM, IVS, MBS, TVS and SSI shares declined as compared with the sharp rise of APG, API, CTS and HBS stocks.

On the HOSE, foreign investors were net buyers of 1.97 million shares worth 73.12 billion VND (3.1 million USD), focusing on HPG, VCB, DXG and GAS shares. 

Meanwhile, on the HNX, foreign investors turned into net sellers of 939,383 shares valued at 19.01 billion VND (817,430 USD). -VNA