The Hanoi Stock Exchange head office in Hanoi (Photo

In June,the VSD licensed 256 foreign investors, including 25 institutional investors.

By theend of July, the total number of foreign trading accounts in Vietnam stood at nearly31,500, including more than 4,300 institutional investors.

In July,foreign investors purchased 15.35 trillion VND (660 million USD) worth of 325.8million shares and fund certificates on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE),Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) and Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM).


They sold311.8 million shares and fund certificates on the three markets, worth 12.93trillion VND.

Foreigninvestors net-bought 2.42 trillion VND worth of 13.9 million Vietnamese sharesin July. The figure included 2.24 trillion VND worth of net foreign purchasesmade on HoSE.

Foreigninvestors have net-bought HoSE-listed stocks for 11 straight months, worth24 trillion VND.

Top stocktargets included Petrolimex (PLX), Vietcombank (VCB), Vincom Retail (VRE) andCoteccons Construction Corp (CTD).-VNA