In the HCM Stock Exchange (HOSE), the VN-Index lost 0.23 percent to end the day at 485.11 points.

The VN-Index decline was attributed to growing profit-tracking selling pressures, which sank the market to a daily low.

In the HOSE, advancers still overwhelmed losers by 100-73 and 131 closed unchanged.

The southern market saw more than 49.7 million shares worth 821 billion VND (39.1 million USD) changing hands. This was lower than the volume of the previous session, where 80.4 million shares valued at 1.025 trillion VND (49 million USD) were exchanged.

The VN30-Index closed unchanged at 545.83 with 13 advancers, nine decliners and eight unmoved.

Market volume was down 40 percent from the previous day to 50 million shares.

Tan Tao Investment and Industry Corporation (ITA) was the most active share with 3.3 million trades, ending at 5,900 VND per share. PetroVietnam Transportation (PVT) came second in the market with 2.8 million shares changing hands.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index slightly rose 0.1 percent to close at 60.32. The northern bourse saw 21.2 million shares worth 167.2 billion VND (7.96 million USD) changing hands.

The HNX 30 Index, composed of the bourse's top 30 stocks in term of capitalisation and liquidity, dropped 0.05 percent to end at 111.95 points.-VNA