Shares continued to slide during August 21's session, following updates on the consumer price index (CPI).

The CPI in Ho Chi Minh City rose 0.31 percent in August while the index in Hanoi increased 3.16 percent compared to July due to a hike in medical services fees.
On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index lost another 0.4 percent, dropping to 502.70 points.

Trading decreased around 35 percent in comparison to the previous day's session, totalling 973.3 billion VND (45.9 million USD) on a volume of 53.8 million shares.

The VN30, representing the performance of the top 30 stocks, also fell 0.3 percent to reach 555.93 points.
On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index shed 0.44 percent to 62.38 points. The HNX30, composed of the exchange's 30 largest shares in terms of capitalisation and liquidity, dropped 0.3 percent to 116.77 points.

Over 20.2 million shares were traded during the day, a meagre value of 161.24 billion VND (7.6 million USD).

Foreign investors narrowed their net selling in HCM City , unloading 24.7 billion VND (1.29 million USD), while buying continued in Hanoi with a margin of nearly 4.2 billion VND (198,100 USD).-VNA