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|Blue chips keep weighing down the market on increased selling|
The benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange dropped 0.75 per cent to 939.38 points.
The VN-Index had lost a total of 1.55 per cent in the previous two trading days.
Large-cap stocks weighed the market as they suffered from increased profit taking.
The blue-chip tracker VN30-Index was down 0.62 per cent to 907.65 points.
Among declining large-cap stocks were Vincom Retail (VRE), VPBank (VPB), Techcombank (TCB), retailer Mobile World Investment (MWG), dairy producer Vinamilk (VNM), and consumer company Masan (MSN).
Techcombank was also the most active stock on the market with more than 19 million shares traded.
TCB lost 1.9 per cent in the morning session.
Mid-cap and small-cap stock indices on HoSE were down 0.70 per cent and 0.91 per cent, respectively.
On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index decreased by 1.29 per cent to 135.36 points.
The northern market index had fallen total 3.22 per cent in the previous two days.
Nearly 258 million shares were traded on the two exchanges, worth VND4.8 trillion.
The afternoon trading session starts at 1pm.