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 VN), 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.