The VN-Index closed unchanged on March 22 at 445.67 points, after shares on the HCM Exchange recovered at mid-day from losses earlier in the session.

The value of trades slid 17.4 per cent from March 21's level to about 1.16 trillion VND (55.2 million USD), while volume declined by 17.1 percent to 81.6 million shares.

Eleven of the 30 stocks tracked by the VN30 Index closed up, including PetroVietnam Finance (PVF), financial conglomerate Ocean Group (OCG) and real estate stocks HCM City Infrastructure Investment (CII) and Khang Dien House (KDH), which hit their ceiling prices. However, the VN30 shed 0.25 percent overall to end the day at 505.54 points./.