On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index closed 1.24 percent higher to 483.99 points on April 17.

However, trading value plunged 66 percent to just 508 billion VND (24.1 million USD). Around 30 million shares changed hands.

Of the 30 leading shares by capitalisation and liquidity tracked by the VN30, over half managed to grow, pushing the index up more than 1 percent to 543.99 points.

On the Hanoi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index dropped 0.4 percent, finishing the session at 58.95 points.

Market value continued to decline by 40.8 percent to just 143.5 billion VND (6.8 million USD) on a volume of 18.5 million shares.

The HNX30, composed of the northern city’s top shares tumbled by 0.84 percent, reaching 110.13 points.

The market will be closed on April 19 for a national holiday.-VNA