Vietnam’s Stocks: An Pha Petroleum, FPT, Ho Chi Minh City Metal

Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Vietnam trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and prices are as of the 11 a.m. local-time close.

The VN Index, the benchmark measure of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, fell 0.5 percent to 385.96.

An Pha Petroleum Group Joint-Stock Co. (ASP VN), a liquefied petroleum gas importer and trader, fell for a third day, sliding 3.8 percent to 5,100 dong. The shares closed at the lowest level since July 15. The company had a net loss of 8.87 billion dong ($426,000) in the second quarter, according to an exchange filing.

FPT Corp. (FPT) , Vietnam’s biggest publicly traded telecommunications and software company, gained 1.9 percent to 52,500 dong. The Hanoi-based company will start integrating Facebook Inc. software into its mobile phones from October, according to a statement on its website.

Ho Chi Minh City Metal Corp. (HMC VN), a manufacturer of steel products, climbed 4.8 percent to 11,000 dong, the biggest advance since June 7. The company will pay a dividend of 1,000 dong a share on Sept. 9, according to a statement filed with the bourse.

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