Sluggish trading dragged down both national stock exchanges on November 22.

The VN-Index on the HCM Stock Exchange gave up 0.17 percent to close at 383.22 points with the value of trades halving from November 21's level, totalling just 207.5 billion VND (9.9 million USD).
Foreign investors concluded the day as net sellers on both exchanges, unloading combined shares worth 5.7 billion VND (273,000 USD).
Half of the top 30 shares on the bourse were unchanged while nine codes declined and seven gained value, driving the VN30 down 0.14 percent to 452.24 points.
On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, increases of blue chips lifted the HNX-Index by 0.339 percent to a close of 51.58 points by the end of the session.
Overall trading value was still low, however, totalling just 91.94 billion VND (4.4 million USD)./.