Early increase on VN-Index fails to hold, with all indexes finishing down on May 26.
All main indexes fell from almost the beginning to the end of trade on May 26. On HSX the VN-Index closed 7.55 points (1.23 per cent) down and the VN30-Index 5.58 points (0.91 per cent) while on HNX the HNX-Index fell 0.2 points (0.25 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.79 points (0.54 per cent).
The UpCoM Index also finished down, by 0.31 points (0.54 per cent).
The HSX saw 76 shares increasing and 149 decreasing while HNX saw 121 increasing and 141 decreasing.
The VN-Index rose a touch early on, to peak at 613.09 points, before ending the morning session at 607.12. The decline continued in the afternoon session, closing at a bottom of 604.75 points.
Most large caps on HSX finished in the red.
Among banking shares, BID was down 2.2 per cent, VIC 1.9 per cent and VCB 1.5 per cent. Smaller banking caps fared better, with EIB increasing 3.3 per cent and MBB 0.7 per cent.
In oil and gas, GAS fell 0.9 per cent while PVD closed up 1.4 per cent.
VNM, the largest cap on the market, was down 2.1 per cent.
BVH, VIC and MSN fell 2.5 per cent, 1.9 per cent and 1.4 per cent, respectively.
On HNX, large caps PVS, PHP and PLC were up 1.1 per cent, 0.5 per cent and 0.3 per cent, respectively, while VCG was down 3.6 per cent, SHB 1.6 per cent, DBC 1.4 per cent, ACB 0.5 per cent and PVI 0.4 per cent.
Foreign investors net bought on both markets, by some VND90 billion ($4.02 million) on HSX and some VND28 billion ($1.25 million) on HNX.