Passengers disembark a Vietjet aircraft. Vietjet (VJC) rose 0.9 per cent on Thursday. —Photo vietjet.com HÀ NỘI — Markets rallied for the second consecutive session on Thursday, partly thanks to the Fed’s Wednesday announcement that it would keep interest rates unchanged and forecast no cuts or hikes in 2020. The central bank’s move helped boost market sentiment, Saigon-Hanoi Securities Co said in its daily report. The VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) rose 0.66 per cent to end Thursday at 968.17 points. Nearly 219 million shares worth almost VNĐ4.2 trillion (US$182 million) were traded on the southern market. The benchmark index increased 0.15 per cent to end Wednesday at 961.78 points. Market breadth was positive with 202 shares gaining and 127 declining. The large-cap VN30-Index soared by 0.74 per cent to stand at 884.80 points. Bank stocks expanded at the end of the trading session, supporting indices. Gainers in the group included Vietcombank (VCB), rising by 1.9 per cent, VPBank (VPB), soaring by 2.1 per cent, Techcombank (TCB), up by 2 per cent, and Vietinbank (CTG) climbing 1.5 per cent. Securities stocks also attracted cash flow, with many gainers like Saigon Securities Incorporation (SSI) (+2.1 per… Read full this story
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