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Vietnam credit growth slows to 2.13% in 6-month period

Credit demand in Vietnam is expected to stay low in the foreseeable future as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be complicated globally, said a central banker.

Vietnam in strong position to defend against external shocks: HSBC

With fewer concerns about currency and external stability, Vietnam’s central bank is likely to be more comfortable with delivering interest rate cuts to support growth.

Central bank, Quang Ninh best performers in 2019 Public Administration Reform Index

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) ranked first in the Public Administration Reform Index (PAR Index) in 2019 with 95.4 out of 100 points.

Low business performance may prompt Vietnam c.bank to further cut policy rates

The central bank of Vietnam had previously cut the benchmark interest rates by 0.5 – 1 percentage point in March.

Vietnam banks restructure debt maturities worth over US$930 million for customers

Local lenders are considering waiving interest rates of outstanding loans worth VND185 trillion (US$7.94 billion) for 34,350 customers.

Fed’s rate cut offers opportunity for Vietnam stock market

With greater liquidity, investors would look for markets deemed safe with less negative impacts from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Total assets of banks in Vietnam swell 9.12% to over US$518 billion

Total assets of commercial banks under state ownership accounted for 42.7% of the total in the banking sector, followed by joint stock commercial banks with 41.6%.

Vietnam’s foreign reserves surge 2.5 times over 2015

Vietnam’s foreign reserves have surged 2.5 times against 2015, Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) Le Minh Hung said.

State firms make up 5% of total corporate loans in Vietnam

A major proportion of bank loans are provided for the business community, particularly the private sector and individuals.

Will zero-VND banks be audited?

Contributing their ideas to the 2020 auditing plan, National Assembly deputies said it is necessary to audit the three zero-dong banks to discover their real financial situation.

Thousands of bank officers lose jobs as ebanking grows

More than 2,320 bank officers have lost jobs at VP Bank, and the figure is 1,248 at OCB. The two banks had the highest number of officers losing jobs this year.

Central bank hands banks fait accompli: increase non-interest income

 VietNamNet Bridge – In 2019 the State Bank of Viet Nam has set a credit growth target for the banking sector of 14 per cent, lower than the rates of 18 per cent in 2017 and 17 per cent in 2018.

VN to keep interest rates stable in 2016

 Though experts forecast a rise in lending interest rates in 2016, a central bank official believes it is feasible to keep the rates stable and reducing it slightly this year.

India's central bank employees strike over pensions

 Most of the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) 17,000 employees went on strike on Thursday in what the central bank described as "mass casual leave".

Central bank can manage exchange rates, expert

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's foreign exchange policies are impacted by outside factors, especially the exchange and interest rates in large economics around the world.

China market slump: Shares end lower despite rate cut

 Chinese shares have closed lower despite a fresh rate cut by the central bank.The mainland's benchmark Shanghai Composite fell 1.27% to 2,927.29, after veering in and out of negative territory.

Federal Reserve officials split over interest rate rise

 Officials at the US's central bank were split about when to raise interest rates, latest minutes released by the Federal Reserve have revealed.

State Bank of Vietnam takes over VNCB

 The State Bank of Vietnam has announced that it will acquire all shares of VNCB, fully known as Vietnam Construction Bank, at no cost to become the sole owner of the ailing bank.

VND/USD exchange rate to fluctuate no more than 2% in 2015

 VietNamNet Bridge – The State Bank of Vietnam will continue to pursue its current dong/dollar exchange rate stabilization policy in 2015. Vietnamese dong depreciation, if it occurs, will not be higher than two percent.

Banking assets reach $291 billion

 The total assets of the banking industry reached VND6,174 trillion (US$291.22 billion) by the end of October, according to statistics provided by the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV).