The VN-Index returned to its recent winning ways on Friday, climbing 1.3% and setting a record high of 1,320.46 with trading value on HOSE surging to a 2021 high of USD1.07bn. In addition, the index notched its fourth consecutive weekly gain as it increased 2.8% for the week. Banks were once again the dominant sector. BID (+3.8%) led the way as it bounced back from a two-day losing streak. In addition, STB (+6.9%) and LPB (+6.9%) jumped to the daily trading ceiling. TCB (+3.1%), CTG (+2.0%).