Stocks retreated again, led down by major bank stocks CTG (-2.2%), ACB (-0.9%) and SHB (-2.3%). Other blue-chip stocks GAS (-1.7%) and MSN (-2.2%) also contributed to the slide. The VNI sank 6.77pts (-1.1%) to 624.70 while the HNI closed at 85.11 (-0.5%). Turnover fell over 30% to USD 123m, nearly 18% below the 20-day daily average. News flow was relatively light with most companies yet to report 2Q results.