Shares continued to be hit by losses during the session on March 5.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index declined 1.4 per cent to 462.12 points.

Trading value dropped 30.4 percent over the previous day’s level to 779.4 billion VND (37.1 million USD) as trading volume reached 59.8 million shares.

Among the 30 leading shares in terms of capitalisation and liquidity, only PetroVietnam Low Pressure Gas Distribution Co (PGD), Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ), Sacombank (STB) and Vinamilk (VNM) managed to increase, while Military Bank (MBB) stayed unchanged.

The VN30, tracking the performance of these shares, fetched 528.29 points: a decline of 1.17 percent.

On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index fell further by 2.3 percent, reaching 59.30 points.

Decliners outnumbered advancers by 144-53.

The HNX30, tracking the northern bourse’s top shares, hit 113.13 points – a 2.8 per cent decrease.-VNA