HANOI, Feb 24 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index
rose 0.47 percent at the break on Monday, lifted by gains
in some blue chips and property sector shares.
Shares of dairy product maker Vinamilk climbed 0.72
percent and PetroVietNam Gas advanced 0.61 percent.
Many stocks in the property sector gained, including HAGL
that rose 0.4 percent, and Becamex Infrastructure
Development Co jumped 6.11 percent.
But volume on Monday staying below that in recent days
showed some investors might be pushing up stocks prices to take
better profit in the coming sessions, said deputy manager Nguyen
Tuan at An Binh Securities.
Trading volume on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange reached 63
million shares by midday, well below the five-day average level
of 153 million shares, Reuters data showed.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at midday (0431
VN Index 573.26
PREV. CLOSE 570.57
% CHANGE 0.47%
Change (%) 1-mnth 1.904
Change (%) 3-mnth 13.312
Change (%) 1-year 19.684
52-week high 584.1 20-Feb-14
52-week low 459.64 27-Feb-13
(Reporting by Mai Nguyen)