Shares declined as the downward trend on the previous day continued, forcing the benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) to lose 25.18 points to close at 962.16 points on June 19 (Photo: VNA)

 

Hanoi (VNA) – Shares declined as the downward trend on the previous day continued, forcing the benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) to lose 25.18 points to close at 962.16 points on June 19.

Total transaction value on the day reached more than 7.8 trillion VND (341.51 million USD).

At the start of the morning trading session, the VN-Index fluctuated around 960 points then lost up to 45 points in the afternoon. However, strong demand returned to pull the VN-Index back to 962.16 points later on the day.
 
More than 11 million shares worth over 489 billion VND (21.4 million USD) were exchanged on the HoSE. Large-cap stocks, except for VCB, suffered a strong decline on the day. 

Building material and insurance stocks tumbled by 4.6 percent and 4.05 percent, respectively.

Meanwhile, the HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange dropped to 110.58 points after losing 2.47 points. More than 950,000 shares were traded on the HNX-Index, worth 18 billion VND (787,800 USD).

The UPCOM-Index on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) saw a decrease of 0.88 points to 51.68 points.-VNA