VN-Index opens week in low note

The Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index slumped in the trading session on March 9 due to information that gasoline and electricity prices are about to rise.
In addition, liquidity also fell because of poor foreign investment capital, causing the index to drop by nearly 6 points.
VN-Index cut 5.53 points, or 0.93 percent, to close at 588.44 points. Among the index members, there were 52 winners, 177 losers while 60 stocks were unchanged.
VN30-Index also lost 0.3 percent, or 1.87 points, to 620.88 points with 2 gainers, 24 losers, and 4 stocks standing still.
HNX-Index of the smaller bourse in the north plunged 1.03 percent, or 0.89 points, to close at 85.9 points. Of the index, 71 stocks advanced, 121 retreated, while 175 stalled.
HNX30-Index dived 1.83 percent, or 3.08 points, to 165.38 points.
Total trading value in the market was nearly VND2.3 trillion.

By Nhung Nguyen – Translated by Thuy Doan

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