The move aims to take advantage of low interest rates to build projects with a quick return on investment.
Local gold prices kept soaring this morning to pass the historic high on July 6, reaching VNĐ50.32 million (US$2,172) per tael (1.2 ounces). The prices of the yellow metal went up in the global market.
The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange gained 1.6 per cent to close at 861.16 points.
Online shopping has become increasingly popular, especially when social distancing measures were put in place.