More than 350 foreign investors were granted securities trading codes in April, bringing the total number of foreign investors able to participate in the Vietnam’s securities market to nearly 30,240, according to the Vietnam Securities Depository (VSD).
Of them, 44 were institutional investors and 312 individual investors.
In April, VSD removed securities trading codes from six foreign investors.
Foreign investors bought a net volume of 13.34 million shares in April, worth more than VND1.02 trillion (US$43.5 million), significant decreases of 76.6 per cent in volume and 9.88 per cent in value over March.
As of the end of April, the securities market of Vietnam drew the participation of more than 4,240 foreign institutional investors and more than 26,000 foreign individual investors.
In 2018, more than 5,530 securities trading codes were granted to foreign investors, 2,300 more than 2017.
The number of trading accounts of domestic investors exceeded 2.2 million as of April.