HANOI, April 14 Vietnam's benchmark VN Index
was down 0.21 percent at the mid-day break on Monday as
investors turned cautious following recent declines, an analyst
Real-estate led the fall with Vingroup losing 0.72
percent and HAGL Co dipping 0.35 percent.
Bank shares also dropped with Eximbank down 0.71
percent and Vietcombank, Vietnam's largest listed bank,
falling 0.65 percent.
"The trading volume, which was at a low level during past
two weeks, pushed investor sentiment down," said analyst Nguyen
Tuan at An Binh Securities.
"Big investors might sell a large amount of shares this week
as some stocks have already risen too much over their expected
prices," Tuan added.
Here is a snapshot of the VN Index at midday (0431
VN Index 599.31
PREV. CLOSE 600.57
% CHANGE -0.21%
Change (%) 1-mnth 2.051
Change (%) 3-mnth 15.73
Change (%) 1-year 19.144
52-week high 609.46 25-Mar-14
52-week low 462.13 30-Aug-13
(Reporting by Nguyen Phuong Linh; Editing by Sunil Nair)