The national stocks closed mixed on the two exchanges on January 26, combined with declining liquidity.

On the Hochiminh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index slid just 0.3 percent to reach 580.64 points.

The transaction value was nearly 2.45 trillion VND (115 million USD), falling 12.5 percent over the January 23 session, on a volume of 139.9 million shares.

The VN30 Index, comprising the city's 30 largest stocks in terms of capitalisation and liquidity, also declined by 0.4 percent to stand at 612.64 points, as the losers outnumbered the gainers by 13 to 9.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index edged up by 0.17 percent to end at 87.01 points.

The HNX30 Index, representing the performance of the bourse's top 30 blue chips, however lost 0.15 percent, reaching 168.76 points.

The trading value and volume reached 608 billion VND (28.5 million USD) and almost 56.9 million shares respectively, lower than the previous session's level.

The Tien Bo Group, which does business in trading, construction, steel and sports equipment, debuted on the northern exchange on January 26 as TTB, jumping 18.7 percent to close at 17,800 VND (83 US cents).

Meanwhile, property stocks enjoyed a good day with several of them hitting high levels, including Hoang Quan (HQC), HUDL, (HLD) and Sao Mai (ASM), besides Vinaconex (VCG) and Thu Duc Housing Development (TDH).-VNA