Falls widespread on poor day all round on March 15.
Vietnam’s four indexes all finished in negative territory on March 15, with the VN-Index down 3.94 points (0.68 per cent), the VN30-Index 4.07 points (0.69 per cent), the HNX-Index 0.37 points (0.46 per cent), and the HNX30-Index 0.84 points (0.59 per cent).
On HSX, VNM and VCB increased 0.7 per cent over the course of the day but failed to address declines seen elsewhere.
Large caps falling included GAS, by 3.5 per cent, MSN 2 per cent, BID 1.1 per cent, VIC 0.9 per cent, and CTG 0.6 per cent.
The HSX saw 169 shares decrease and just 67 shares increase, with only three in the VN30 basket increasing and 20 decreasing.
Oil and gas shares had a poor day, with GAS down six tick sizes in the afternoon session, closing 3.5 per cent lower, while PVD fell 4.85 per cent. On HNX PVG fell 1.22 per cent, PGS 1 per cent, and PCG 9.72 per cent.
In banking, VCB was the only share to increase on HSX, by 0.72 per cent. Those falling included STB, down 1.82 per cent, BID 1.13 per cent, and CTG 0.57 per cent, while MBB and EIB closed at their opening price. The HNX saw a better day for banking shares, with SHB up 1.52 per cent and ACB 0.52 per cent.
Foreign investors net sold on both HSX and HNX, by VND105 billion ($4.71 million) and VND3.2 billion ($143,584), respectively. CII recorded the highest net selling on HSX, of VND61 billion ($2.73 million), with VIC seeing VND25 billion ($1.12 million) in net selling by foreign investors.