Shares continued to slide on both national stock exchanges on August 23, the fourth day in a row.
The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange fell 1.87 percent to 486.82 points, with losers outnumbering gainers by 121-70.

Trading value increased 22.6 percent compared to the previous day's level, exceeding 1.16 trillion VND (54.7 million USD), while trade volume totalled 54.16 million shares.

The VN30, tracking the city's top 30 shares, retreated 1.36 percent to 542.08 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the benchmark HNX-Index slid 0.7 percent to 61.42 points. The HNX30, representing the bourse's 30 largest shares by capitalisation and liquidity, also fell 0.54 percent to 114.32 points.

With around 21.1 million shares changing hands, trading value slightly increased to 176.9 billion VND (8.3 million USD).

Foreign investors turned to be net sellers on both exchanges by a total margin of 160.15 billion VND (7.5 million USD).

Foreign investors had been net buyers in Hanoi for the previous five sessions.-VNA