HANOI, July 24 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index
closed up 0.76 percent at 602.06 points on Thursday, its
highest level since April 8, but a low volume indicated weak
Volume was below the five-day average level, with nearly 88
million shares changing hands, but a fourth of which was penny
stocks of property firm FLC Group Co, Reuters data
Earlier this week FLC was added to the VN30 list, the
exchange's best performing shares.
"Despite widespread gains in blue chips, slim trade showed
that money was not flowing into the market," said deputy manager
Nguyen Tuan of An Binh Securities.
PetroVietNam Gas, Vietnam's largest listed firm,
led the gainers, rising 0.88 percent, followed by dairy product
maker Vinamilk that advanced 0.74 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at the close (0801
VN Index 602.06
PREV. CLOSE 597.5
% CHANGE 0.76%
Change (%) 1-mnth 5.58
Change (%) 3-mnth 4.942
Change (%) 1-year 18.483
52-week high 609.46 25-Mar-14
52-week low 462.13 30-Aug-13
(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Ho Binh Minh)