After reaching an all-time high in the previous day’s session, the VN-Index dropped three tenths of a percent on Tuesday to close at 1,248.33. Trading volume on HOSE continued to soar, hitting a new peak of more than USD1bn. Most bank tickers fell, including VCB (-1.4%), BID (-2.5%), CTG (-2.7%), TCB (-1.3%), MBB (-1.7%) and STB (-3.2%). Conversely, VPB (+1.4%), TPB (+1.5%) and OCB (+1.2%) posted gains. Both GAS (-2.2%) and PLX (-1.7%) dropped. Other notable decliners included HPG.