Local shares rose for a second day, buoyed by foreign trading and positive performance of oil and gas stocks.
Shares edged up in the last minutes on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pushed up by strong growth of heavyweight stocks like Vinamilk, Vincom Retail and Vietcombank.
Shares advanced across the two national stock exchanges on Monday, propped up by the growth of major industries. However, net selling by foreign investors may pose a risk to a longer uptrend.
Shares declined on Friday on both national stock exchanges before the National Independence Day Holiday, led by heavyweight stocks.
Shares on the HCM Stock Exchange rebounded in the last trading minutes on Thursday, propped up by the recovery of heavyweight stocks.
Vietnamese shares ended the first trading session of the week on a positive note as financial-banking, energy and rubber sectors led the market upturn on expectations for good earnings reports.
Shares slumped in the first session of this week on the two national stock exchanges as leading stocks lost steam on investor caution ahead of the upcoming long Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday.