Accordingly, a total post-tax profit of companies on the list surpassed VND 138.7 trillion (USD 6 billion), up 8.7 percent from 2019. The leading companies also posted impressive growth.

The list shows the emergence of sectors less hit by COVID-19 such as pharmaceuticals, assemblage, consumer goods, construction materials, and finance.

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It also selects the best performing companies listed on the Hanoi Stock Exchange and Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange.

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the market capitalization of companies on the list decreased year-on-year for the first time in the past eight years, reaching USD 81.3 billion by mid-May, down 13.5 percent from 2019.

The PetroVietnam Insurance Joint stock Corporation and the PetroVietnam Power Corporation are also on the list.

Translated by Chung Anh