The VN-Index increased by three tenths of a percent on Thursday, closing at 986.9. Trading value was a tepid USD144.2mn. SAB (+1.2%) was the top contributor to the day’s gain. FPT (+1.3%) jumped and is now up 6.2% over the past week. However, its retail arm FRT (-3.6%) was down after increasing 13.8% in the past two trading sessions. HDB (+3.4%) rebounded after posting five consecutive losing sessions.