HANOI, April 11 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index
fell 0.81 percent at the break on Friday as investors
were cautious after recent losses on the U.S. markets and profit
taking in the previous session on the Ho Chi Minh Stock
Exchange, an analyst said.
Property firm Vingroup led the losses, with shares
dropping 2.13 percent, followed by food producer Masan Group
that decreased 1.55 percent.
"Investors were cautious on the losses of VN Index and the
U.S stock market on Thursday," said deputy manager Nguyen Tuan
at An Binh Securities.
VN Index lost 0.3 percent on Thursday after hitting its
53-month high level.
Wall Street stocks tumbled on Thursday as investors exited
technology and biotech shares, extending recent weakness and
knocking the Nasdaq down by more than 3 percent.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at midday (0431
VN Index 596.46
PREV. CLOSE 601.33
% CHANGE -0.81%
Change (%) 1-mnth 3.022
Change (%) 3-mnth 15.877
Change (%) 1-year 21.114
52-week high 609.46 25-Mar-14
52-week low 462.13 30-Aug-13
(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Editing by Joyjeet Das)