HANOI, April 25 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index
ended up 1.48 percent on Friday with PetroVietnam Gas
shares leading the rise, but investors traded in
caution, resulting in a low volume.
PetroVietnam Gas, Vietnam's biggest listed firm, rose 4.86
percent to a record 97,000 dong ($4.6) per share.
Technology firm FPT climbed 3.05 percent. The
company's first quarter net profit was nearly unchanged, but
revenue in the period jumped 30 percent from a year earlier, it
said in a statement on Thursday.
"Investors have been trading cautiously with low cash flow,
and waiting for more supportive news," said Nguyen Hoai Nam,
deputy manager at Maybank Kim Eng Securities.
Volume was 64.3 million shares, below the five-day average
of 76 million, Reuters data showed.
"The market is expected to drop in the short term," Nam
added. The index has gained 2.4 percent this week, based on
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close (0801
VN Index 578.92
PREV. CLOSE 570.46
% CHANGE 1.48%
Change (%) 1-mnth -6.105
Change (%) 3-mnth 1.833
Change (%) 1-year 20.633
52-week high 609.46 25-Mar-14
52-week low 462.13 30-Aug-13
(Reporting by Nguyen Phuong Linh; Editing by Ho Binh Minh)