Shares failed to rally on the nation's stock exchanges on Nov. 6, with leading indices closing essentially unchanged as investors remained uncertain about the circumstances surrounding last week's resignation by former Sacombank chairman Dang Van Thanh.

Rumours about the scandal have fanned market concerns about the stability of the banking system.

Reflecting those concerns, Eximbank (EIB) also saw heavy trades during the day, with 21.3 million shares worth 326 billion VND (15.5 million USD) sold through the negotiation method. Trades of the bank's shares through negotiation have climbed to more than 130 million units overall in the past months– around 10 percent of its listed shares.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index closed off by just 0.08 percent to 376.95 points. However, the value of trades jumped 71 percent over the previous day to 635.3 billion VND (30.2 million USD), on a volume of 46.2 million shares.

The VN30 Index edged up by 0.03 percent to 446.63 points, with only nine of the HCM City bourse's 30 leading stocks in terms of liquidity and capitalisation closing in positive territory.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, meanwhile, the HNX-Index declined for the 10th session in a row, closing down by 0.18 percent to a mere 50.66 points. The value of trades continued to be meagre at 155.16 billion VND (7.3 million USD), while volume reached just 26.4 million shares.

Blue chips on the northern bourse also edged off, dragging the HNX30 down by 0.32 percent to 91.12 points.

However, foreign investors continued to show mild interest in the market, finishing the day as net buyers on both bourses by a combined margin of 5 billion VND (238,000 USD).-VNA