Both bourses ended in the red on February 19’s session.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index finished at 490.78 points, a 0.64 percent decrease. Gainers, however, were still higher than losers by over 34 codes.

Trading value and volume jumped by about 49 percent compared to the previous day’s level, totalling 1.48 trillion VND (70.4 million USD) and nearly 104.5 million shares.

Of the 30 leading shares tracked by the VN30, there were only seven rising stocks while declining stocks tripled that figure.

The index dropped by 0.73 percent to 570.22 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index also fell by 0.7 percent to reach 66.25 points.

Around 104 million shares were exchanged on a turnover of 845.4 billion VND (40.2 million USD), climbing 37 percent over February 18’s session.

The HNX30, composed of the northern bourse’s largest stocks, retreated 0.97 percent to stand at 131.74 points.-VNA