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Hanoi (VNA) – The benchmark VN Index lost 3.7 points to settle at 908.56 points on December 24, with nearly 159 million shares worth more than 3.7 trillion VND (159.1 million USD) traded.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX), the HNX-Index also declined 1.1 points to 103.34 points, with a total transaction value of 79.5 million shares reaching over 1.6 trillion VND (68.8 million USD).

In the VN30 basket, the prices of up to 17 codes dropped while those of only 11 codes increased.   

The sharp fall was seen in HSG (3.5 percent), GAS (2.9 percent), REE (1.1 percent) and FPT (1.1 percent).

Such stocks as ROS, VNM, VRE, SBT and HPG experience increases, ranging from 6.9 percent to 1 percent.

Petroleum stocks ended in red on the day, with PLX, BSR, OIL, POW, PVS, PVD, TDG, PVB and PVC sliding. Most of bank and securities stocks were also coloured in red on the day.

Foreign investors posted a net purchase value of 53.09 billion VND (2.2 million USD) on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE), focusing on such stocks as AST and BID. They sold a net of 876.25 billion VND (37.6 million USD) on the HNX, especially VCG. -VNA