HSX temporarily suspends on-site trading from August 9

August 09, 2021 | 16:29
The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HSX) will suspend all on-site activities and switch to online operations from August 9 after discovering COVID-19 infections.
HSX temporarily suspends on-site trading from August 9
The HSX ensured uninterrupted operation during the switch to online work

On August 4, through a COVID-19 screening test for on-site staff, a number of positive cases were detected at HSX.

In order to ensure safety and continuous operations, HSX announced that it would temporarily suspend all on-site activities from August 9. The processing of information related to listed companies, securities companies, and related parties is now done entirely online.

HSX asserted that stock trading activities remained stable and unaffected by the rolling out of pandemic prevention protocols.

As of the end of July 30, there were 469 securities codes listed on HSX for trading, including 385 stock codes, two closed-end fund codes, seven ETF codes, 49 covered warrant codes, and 26 bond codes.

The total volume of listed shares reached nearly 105.8 billion, with a total market capitalisation of VND4.92 quadrillion ($213.9 billion), equivalent to 92 per cent of the entire listed stock market and about 78 per cent of the GDP in 2020.

HSX has just celebrated 21 years of operation on July 28 with many remarkable achievements. Starting from 100 point on July 20, 2000, the VN-Index has reached a record high of 1,420.27 points on July 2, 2021.

By Trúc Anh

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