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|Investors at BIDV Securities Corp's trading floor. Vietnamese shares were mixed on Friday morning in the pre-Tet holiday stage.|
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange edged up 0.21 per cent to end at 976.31 points.
The VN-Index had gained a total of 0.78 per cent in the previous three days.
More than 92.6 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth VND1.8 trillion (US$77.5 million).
The market trading breadth was balanced, with 134 gaining stocks and 150 decliners.
Large-cap stocks continued lifting the market as the large-cap VN30-Index was up 0.18 per cent to 893.60 points.
Among 30 largest stocks by market value and trading liquidity, gainers included building firm Coteccons (CTD), Eximbank (EIB), Vinhomes (VHM), aviation business Vietjet (VJC) and Vietcombank (VCB).
Mid-cap and small-cap stocks were mixed.
The VNMID-Index rose 0.13 per cent while the VNSML-Index slid 0.19 per cent.
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index dropped 0.25 per cent to close at 104.05 points.
The northern market index finished up 1.09 per cent on Thursday.
More than 15.4 million shares were traded on the northern bourse, worth VND165.7 billion.
The afternoon trading session starts at 1pm.