Both bourses on June 24 fell from their previous values on the day before as foreign investors remained as net sellers and all bank shares declined.

However, foreign investors reduced the total net sell value by 77 percent to 69 billion VND (3.2 million USD).

On the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index was down 0.51 percent to 590.02 points.

Shares were very active with 75 flat stocks, 100 gainers and 111 decliners.

Market liquidity was slightly down compared with the previous day, with 129 million shares worth 2.1 trillion VND (97 million USD) traded.

Shares with large capitalisations and low market values remained the most active on the market. FLC Group (FLC) topped market trading with 18.7 million shares and gained 1.36 percent to 8,900 VND per share.

Among the 10 blue chips on the market, only Vingroup Corporation (VIC) made gains and Petro Vietnam Gas Corporation (GAS) remained flat, while the others fell.

VN30 basket conditions were bad, with 18 decliners including Vietcombank (VCB), Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (VNM) and Ma San Group (MSN). The VN30 Index lost 0.6 percent to close at 610.73 points.

All bank shares fell from their previous values, while among gas shares only PetroVietnam Drilling & Well Service Corporation (PVD) declined. Securities shares showed some positivity with HCM City Securities Corporation (HCM) and Sai Gon Securities Incorporation (SSI) making gains.

Mid-cap shares and small-cap shares also struggled during June 24's session. The VNMID Index fell by 0.19 percent to 656.14 points while the VNSML Index ended almost flat at 668.41 points. Both baskets ended with a balanced performance between decliners and gainers.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX Index dropped 0.34 percent to end at 86.46 points with decliners outnumbering gainers by 115 to 83 and 161 flat codes. Overall, northern market liquidity ended slightly higher than the previous day with more than 51 million shares worth 650 billion VND (30 million USD) traded.

Both Sai Gon-Hanoi Bank (SHB) and Asia Commercial Bank (ACB) declined from their previous values by 1.2 and 1.83 percent.

Gas shares improved but were unable to help the northern market avoid its fall.-VNA