The strong rise of oil and gas stocks and the positive contribution of some large caps spurred the index on the southern bourse to the highest level of the day yesterday, beating the strong resistance level of 960 points. On HoSE, strong demand also focused on other blue chips. The VN30 basket had 18 stocks rising, including brewery SAB, dairy producer VNM, property group VIC, lender VCB and low¬cost carrier VJC, positively contributing to the gain of the index. Meanwhile, on HNX, lenders ACB, NVB and SHB, industrial firm VCS and plastic firm NTP were key laggards on the northern exchange.
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