VN-Index retreats to near 553 points

Negative impacts from global stock markets sent both Vietnamese trading bourses down on January 14.

Lacking of resistance, the Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index plummeted 7.34 points, or 1.31 percent, to close at 553.03 points with 50 winners, 156 losers, while 102 stocks remained unchanged. Trading volume nearly touched 150 million shares worth VND2.32 trillion.

The VN30-Index slumped 9.46 points to close at 596.17 points. Trading volume exceeded 81.6 million shares worth VND1.46 trillion.

Meanwhile, the HNX-Index of the smaller bourse in the north sank 0.95 points, or 1.24 percent, to close at 75.71 points. Of the index, there were 54 winners, 133 losers, while 192 stocks moved flat. Trading volume was nearly at 46 million shares worth VND425 billion.

The HNX30-Index plunged 1.91 points, or 1.42 percent, to close at 132.33 points. Trading volume totaled more than 23.5 million shares worth VND215.2 billion.

The UpCoM-Index closed down 0.33 points to 49.05 points. Trading volume nearly reached 6.6 million shares worth VND113 billion.

By Nhung Nguyen – Translated by Thuy Doan

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