Shares continued with their downwards trend across the country on June 24.

On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index lost 1.82 percent over June 21's close to end at 489.74 points.

The trading value and volume totaled 1.1 trillion VND (52.3 million USD) and 58.3 million shares respectively.

Of the 30 leading shares in terms of capitalisation and liquidity tracked by the VN30, only eight stocks managed to rally.

Meanwhile, many blue chips fell sharply such as insurer Bao Viet (BVH), Phu My Fertiliser (DPM), steelmaker Hoa Sen (HSG), Vietcombank (VCB) and the Masan Group (MSN), which plunged to floor price.

The VN30 finished the trading 1.27 percent off, to end at 546.56 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index dropped 1.1 percent to end at 63.55 points on a turnover of 300.45 billion VND (14.3 million USD).

Shares tracked by the HNX30 were also looking bleak, with only four stocks increasing in value. The index finished at 119.05 points, 2 percent down compared to the previous session.

Foreign net sellers ended the session with a margin of 191.1 billion VND (9.1 million (USD).-VNA