VN-Index follows strong early morning rise with steady decline.
All indexes fell slightly on April 25. On HSX the VN-Index closed 0.9 points (0.15 per cent) down and the VN30-Index 1.22 points (0.2 per cent), while on HNX the HNX-Index fell 0.02 points (0.03 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 1.03 points (0.71 per cent).
HSX saw 103 shares increasing and 118 decreasing, while the HNX saw 162 increasing and 145 decreasing.
The VN-Index finished down slightly against its opening mark, but having reached a peak of 601.17 points early in the morning it then tumbled 10 points over the remainder of the day to close at 591.58 points.
The three largest banking caps all increased, with BID rising 2.9 per cent, CTG 1.8 per cent and VCB 0.4 per cent. Among smaller banking caps, STB was up 0.98 per cent while MBB and EIB closed at their opening price.
SSI led in finance shares, increasing 2.79 per cent, while PAN rose 2.42 per cent and HCM 2.03 per cent, BVS 1.53 per cent, KLS 1.06 per cent.
Falling large caps included VIC, which was down 3.7 per cent, GAS 2.4 per cent, and VNM and MSN 0.7 per cent.
Foreign investors were behind some blue chips falling, such as VIC, which saw net selling of some VND35 billion ($1.56 million).
CTD, DPM, HAG, MSN also saw huge selling by foreign investors.
On HSX foreign investors net bought by VND9 billion ($403,560) while they net sold by some VND1 billion ($44,840) on HNX.