VIENTIANE, March 29 (Xinhua) -- The Lao stock market closed on Wednesday up 3.84 percent compared to the previous trading day.
The Lao Securities Exchange composite index increased by 40.90 points to reach 1,106.62 points after closing.
A total of 121,300 shares worth about 653 million Lao kip (nearly 79,792 U.S. dollars) changed hands at the stock market.
There are five companies listed at the Lao stock market. Three of them saw no trade on Wednesday, including Lao World Public Company (LWPC), Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PTL) and Souvanny Home Center Public Company (SVN).
Shares of Lao commercial bank Banque Pour Le Commerce Exterieur Lao (BCEL) stayed unchanged at 5,550 Lao kip (over 68 U.S. cents).
Shares of state-run energy giant Electricite du Laos Generation Public Company (EDL-Gen) rose by 4.74 percent to 5,500 Lao kip (over 67 U.S. cents). Enditem