The VN Index (VNINDEX), the benchmark measure of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, fell 0.2 percent to 444.02.
The VN-30 Index (VN30), a free-float adjusted, market capitalization-weighted index of 30 stocks that have the highest market value and liquidity on the bourse, declined 0.5 percent to 505.90.
Gia Lai Cane Sugar Thermoelectricity Joint-Stock Co. (SEC) , a producer of sugar cane and electricity, sank 3.9 percent to 17,200 dong. Raw sugar for March 2013 delivery dropped as much as 4.1 percent to 42,850 yen a ton on the Tokyo Grain Exchange in Japan.
Masan Group Corp. (MSN) , the nation’s second-biggest publicly traded company, slid 2.5 percent to 115,000 dong. Deputy Chairman Ho Hung Anh plans to sell 4 million Masan shares from March 9 to April 15, according to a filing with the bourse.
Pha Lai Thermal Power Joint-Stock Co. (PPC) , the biggest listed electricity producer, gained 4.3 percent to 9,800 dong, the highest close since April 8. EVN Finance Joint-Stock Co. plans to raise its stake in Pha Lai to 12.7 percent from 12.1 percent from March 9 to May 9, according to an exchange statement.
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