The VN Index, the benchmark measure of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, fell 0.3 percent to 348.84.
Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint-Stock Co. (PNJ) (PNJ VN), Vietnam’s only listed jewelry manufacturer, slid 2.3 percent to 39,000 dong, the most since Dec. 20. Gold for immediate delivery fell much as 0.7 percent to $1,592.75 in Singapore, the first decline in four days.
Phuoc Hoa Rubber Joint-Stock Co. (PHR) , the country’s biggest listed rubber company, gained 4.7 percent to 26,800 dong. June-delivery rubber rose as much as 3.1 percent to 271.6 yen a kilogram ($3,543 a metric ton) on the Tokyo Commodity Exchange. It recently traded at 264.7 yen.
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