Foreign investors dragged the national stock market down on April 8 by increasing their net selling value to 69.34 billion VND (3.3 million USD), 28.4 percent higher than the previous day.

The foreign investors reported a net selling value of 61 billion VND (2.9 million USD) on the southern bourse, reflecting an increase of 27 percent, and a net selling value of 8.3 billion VND (395,000 USD) on the Hanoi market, which indicated an increase of 38.3 percent.

On the Hochiminh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index was down slightly at 0.07 percent and closed at 547.72 points. On the same market, the number of advancing codes nearly equalised the number of declining ones by 98 to 109, and 75 others remained unchanged.

The market's trading volume fell 17.2 percent to more than 80 million shares worth 1.34 trillion VND (63.8 million USD), showing a decrease of 16.9 percent.

The VN30 Index, tracking the 30 largest stocks based on market value and liquidity, dropped by 0.3 percent to end at 575.94 points. In this basket, the number of losing stocks was triple the number of gainers by 16 to five, while nine other stocks remained flat.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index declined by 0.44 percent to finish at 81.96 points. Among all stocks on the northern bourse, 84 stocks rose, 105 declined and 181 others remained unchanged.

The HNX30 Index slipped 0.64 percent to finish at 154.11 points. The number of losing stocks on the northern market doubled and the number of gainers were pegged at 16 to eight, and six other stocks remained flat.
The market's trading volume dropped by 9.4 percent to a total of 36.5 million shares. However, its trading value rose 8 percent to 457 billion VND (21.7 million USD).-VNA