On the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, the VN-Index lost 0.69 percent, reaching 505.93 points on April 3 as losers overwhelmed gainers by 80-66.

Trading value dropped 27 percent compared to April 2’s level, totaling over 1 trillion VND (47.6 million US ) with 57 million shares changing hands.

Tracking the performance of the 30 largest shares in terms of capitalisation and liquidity, the VN-30-Index slid 0.73 percent to 569.33 points as only five stocks among these blue chips managed to increase.

They were rubber company Casumina (CSM), steel maker Hoa Sen (HSG), commercial baker Kinh Do (KDC), Refrigeration Electric Engineering Corp (REE) and dairy giant Vinamilk (VNM).

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index rose 0.47 percent to 61.38 points.

Market value fell 17.6 percent over the previous session, standing at 344.48 million VND (16.4 million USD) on a volume of some 43.4 million shares.

The HNX30-Index, composed of the northern bourse’s lending shares, also added 0.67 percent to 117.40 points.-VNA