Vietnam index rises 0.9 pct, banks lead

April 29, 2016 4:49 AM

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HANOI, April 29 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index rose 0.92 percent at the break on Friday, snapping a two-day losing streak, thanks to the gains in banking shares and insurance stocks.

Two-thirds of listed lenders rallied, led by BIDV, the country's biggest partly private bank by assets, with a 4.24 percent jump. Top insurer BaoViet Holdings climbed 5.17 percent on foreign buying. The market was quiet ahead of a national public holiday, analysts said. Vietnam's stock and currency ...

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