Vietnam index ends above 1-wk high, banks lead

April 9, 2015 9:50 AM

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HANOI, April 9 (Reuters) - Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.51 percent on Thursday to close at its highest since March 31, buoyed by gains in most blue chips and robust inflows, including foreigners, in some banking stocks.

Hanoi-based lender BIDV climbed 2.16 percent to end at 18,900 dong ($0.88), a level unseen since Feb. 26, while VietinBank, Vietnam's top partly-private bank by assets, ticked up 2.89 percent. Volume hit 94.5 million shares on Thursday, above the five-day average of 82.8 million, Reuters data showed...

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