The VN Index, the benchmark measure of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, rose for the first day in three, climbing 0.4 percent to 412.59.
Hoa An Joint-Stock Co. (DHA VN), a mining and road-building company, advanced 1.7 percent to 12,200 dong. The Dong Nai-based company will pay its investors a dividend of 1,000 dong a share this quarter, Hoa An said in a filing on the exchange’s website, without giving a date for the payment.
Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint-Stock Co. (PNJ VN), Vietnam’s only listed jewelry manufacturer, gained for a second day, adding 2.2 percent to a three-day high of 37,200 dong. Gold advanced for a second day on speculation Slovakia will approve Europe’s enhanced bailout fund.
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