Shares of the following companies had unusual moves in Vietnamese trading. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are as of the 2:15 p.m. close in Ho Chi Minh City. The VN Index, the benchmark measure of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, fell 0.7 percent to 413.98.
Minh Phu Seafood Joint-Stock Co. (MPC VN), the country’s second-biggest listed seafood company, rose 3.1 percent to 29,900 dong, the highest close in two weeks. Its export sales rose 33 percent to $179 million in the first half of 2012, compared with the same period last year, according to a statement on the State Securities Commission’s website.
PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Services Joint-Stock Co. (PVD VN) decreased 0.6 percent to 34,600 dong. Crude oil fell from the highest close in more than a week after Premier Wen Jiabao said China’s economic recovery hasn’t gained momentum, stoking speculation that demand may ease in the world’s second-biggest crude consumer.
— With assistance by Diep Pham