A tough July 20 experienced on both markets.
All indexes on Vietnam’s stock market lost ground on July 20. On HSX the VN-Index fell 7.50 points (1.12 per cent) and the VN30-Index 9.02 points (1.38 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index closed down 0.76 points (0.88 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 2.42 points (1.53 per cent).
The UpCoM Index also fell, by 0.19 points (0.33 per cent).
HSX saw 75 shares increasing and 154 decreasing while HNX saw 107 increasing and 156 decreasing.
Liquidity on HNX reached VND506 billion ($22.68 million), down 28 per cent against yesterday, and on HSX was VND2.1 trillion ($94.16 million), down 18 per cent.
The VN-Index fluctuated throughout the day, opening at 667.76 points before falling to 662.21 points, increasing to 667.18 points, then closing the morning session at 662.15 points. Early in the afternoon it increased to 664.71 points before falling to 663 points and fluctuating around that mark before closing at 660.26 points.
Among large caps on HSX, only VNM increased, by 3.3 per cent, while others fell significantly. In banking, STB was down 3.45 per cent, CTG 2.2 per cent, VCB 1.8 per cent, BID and EIB 1.7 per cent, and MBB 0.7 per cent.
In oil and gas, GAS was down 2.34 per cent and PGD 0.22 per cent while CNG was up 0.51 per cent.
VIC fell 3.8 per cent, MWG 5 per cent and HPG 2.1 per cent.
On HNX, the only large cap to increase was PVI, by 2 per cent. ACB, NTP and CHP closed at their opening price while VCG fell 9.1 per cent, VCS 2 per cent, SHB 1.6 per cent, PVS 1.1 per cent and PHP 1 per cent.
Foreign investors net bought on HSX by VND28 billion ($1.25 million) and on HNX by VND19 billion ($851,960).