Up to January 1, 2009, the Securities Depository Centre granted securities trading codes to 12,700 foreign investors including 887 institutional investors and 11,833 individual investors.
In December 2008, 13 institutional investors and 83 individual investors were granted securities trading codes.
After three consecutive months and during eight recent sessions, foreigners have changed to net buying. Of which, in the first trading session of 2009, foreigners purchased 1.01 million shares valued at 37.4 billion dong and sold 429,000 shares worth 10 billion dong.
Statistics showed that in December 2008, foreign investors continued their net sales with 271,787 shares. The difference between buying and selling was 85.23 billion dong. Last October, the foreigners’ total net sales value reached nearly 1.546 trillion dong.
During the year 2008, foreigners’ net sales reached 56.818 million shares capitalised at nearly 5.827 trillion dong.