PetroVietnam Gas JSC (GAS) engineers at a facility. GAS was down 3.7 per cent on Tuesday. Photo pvgas.com.vn HÀ NỘI — Share slid on Wednesday as the spread of COVID-19 virus has dampened investor sentiment, triggering worries about a possible pandemic. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange lost 1.51 per cent to end the session at 895.97 points. The VN-Index had gained 0.70 per cent to close Tuesday at 909.67 points. Nearly 142.6 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth nearly VNĐ3 trillion (US$129.4 million). Market breadth was negative with 247 stocks declining and 109 gaining. The large-cap tracker VN30-Index decreased by 0.93 per cent to close at 841.68 points. Twenty-two of the 30 largest stocks by market value and trading liquidity in the VN30 basket declined while six gained ground. On a sector basis, wholesale, retail, insurance, real estate, securities, oil and gas, banking, agriculture, food and beverage, construction and construction materials were the market’s losers on Wednesday. According to Bảo Việt Securities Co (BVSC), the COVID-19 epidemic still shows signs of rapid spread in South Korea, which can indirectly affect Việt Nam’s economic growth. China’s National Health Commission reported another 406 new… Read full this story
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