Blue chips were unable to pull the markets up due to a lack of market information and weakened capital flows.

On the Hochiminh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index declined 0.22 percent to end at 561.25 points.

The market was mixed with 80 gainers, 110 decliners and 117 stocks remained flat.

Market liquidity continued to fall. The trading volume fell 16.7 per cent to 76.3 million shares worth 1.33 trillion VND (61.6 million USD), which was a decrease of 12.5 percent.

The VN30 Index, tracking the 30 largest codes by market value and liquidity, also dropped by 0.22 percent to end at 592.71 points.

The basket had a balanced performance with 10 advancers, 11 losers and 9 flat.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index decreased by 0.3 percent to finish at 82.65 points. The northern market was also mixed with 83 gainers, 112 losers and 172 flat stocks.

Market liquidity improved compared to the previous session with more than 42.7 million shares being traded worth 532.7 billion VND (24.6 million USD), an increase of 16.4 percent.

The HNX30 Index lost 0.21 percent to stand at 157.2 points. In this basket, nine stocks advanced, 13 declined and eight stayed unchanged.

Foreign investors totaled a net buying value of 188.38 billion VND (8.72 million USD) on both markets, an increase of 15 percent compared to the previous session.-VNA