Other main indexes close down on August 8.
The VN-Index was the only one of Vietnam’s main indexes to increase on August 8.
It closed up 2.07 points (0.33 per cent) on HSX while the VN30-Index finished down 0.41 points (0.07 per cent), with the HNX-Index falling 0.08 points (0.1 per cent) and the HNX30-Index 0.44 points (0.3 per cent) on HNX.
The UpCoM Index fell by 0.16 points (0.3 per cent).
HSX saw 118 shares increasing and 85 decreasing while HNX saw 125 increasing and 134 decreasing.
Liquidity on HNX was VND327 billion ($14.66 million), 21.5 per cent lower than last Friday, and on HSX was VND1.42 trillion ($63.67 million), 28 per cent lower.
The VN-Index opened at 627.39 points then fell sharply to a bottom of 622.23 points in the middle of the morning session before quickly peaking at 629.91 points late on and then easing to close at 628.88 points. The afternoon session began with the index edging upwards, reaching 629.62 points then falling to 625.35 points by the middle of the session before gradually increasing to close at 629.46 points.
VIC and VNM saw the largest trading value, of some VND131 billion ($5.87 million) and VND103 billion ($4.61 million), respectively, though both closed unchanged.
Banking shares on HSX saw mixed results, with VCB up 2 per cent, EIB 0.9 per cent and CTG 0.6 per cent, STB and BID down 0.91 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively, and MBB closing at its opening price.
Among oil and gas shares on HSX only GAS closed higher, by 1.68 per cent, while PGD was down 0.9 per cent and CNG and ASP closed at their opening price.
HNX’s largest cap, ACB, closed at its opening price while SHB was down 1.8 per cent, PVS 1.6 per cent, PVI 0.8 per cent and PTI 0.3 per cent. Rising large caps included VCG, by 1.5 per cent, PHP 0.5 per cent and NTP 0.3 per cent.
Foreign investors net sold on HSX by VND130 billion ($5.82 million) and net bought on HNX by VND11 billion ($493,240).