Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index dropped 0.51% to 1060.44 points Wednesday, but with trading rising double-digit.
The index closed 5.47 points lower after gaining 0.20 points on Tuesday.
Trading on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) increased by 17.64% to VND13.27 trillion ($565.84 million).
The VN-30 basket, comprising the 30 largest capped stocks, saw 23 tickers fall.
NVL of property developer Novaland Group lost 2.6%, followed by TPB of private TPBank with a 2.5% drop.
SSI of leading brokerage SSI Securities Corporation and VPB of private lender VPBank both declined by 2%.
Six blue chips gained, led by VHM of property giant Vinhomes with a 2.3% rise.
Foreign investors were net buyers to the tune of VND102.76 billion, mainly buying HPG of steelmaker Hoa Phat Group and VHM of property giant Vinhomes.
The HNX-Index at the Hanoi Stock Exchange, where mid and small caps list, was down 0.82% while the UPCoM-Index at the Unlisted Public Companies Market was down by 0.11%.