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Govt plans to issue bonds in foreign currency

The Government plans to issue US dollar-denominated bonds in the domestic market to fund additional stimulus packages to foster the recovery of the economy.

Faith abounds in growth prospects

Despite a decline in state budget revenue, remittances, and foreign direct investment, Vietnam is expected to see positive growth with a surplus in current account this year thanks to a rise in export turnover and foreign currency reserves.

Foreign currency market stabilised following central bank’s intervention

The US dollar on March 25 depreciated against the Vietnamese dong after the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) sold the greenback on the cheap to stabilise the local foreign exchange market.

Circular regulates foreign currency lending

 The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) recently issued Circular No. 43/2014/TT-NHNN (December 25, 2014) on lending in foreign currency by credit institutions and foreign bank branches to residents.


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Foreign exchange control of FDI activities

 VietNamNet Bridge – The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV)'s Circular 19/2014/TT-NHNN (11 August 2014) guides foreign exchange control of foreign direct investment activities in Viet Nam such as contribution of investment capital,

Time bomb laid in foreign currency credit market

The dollar lending interest rate is lower by at least 3-5% annually than the dong interest rate, which is the reason for the sharp increase in the ratio of the dollar outstanding loans on dollar deposits.


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FDI firms may open local currency accounts

 VietNamNet Bridge – International investors and foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises operating in the country may be allowed to open investment accounts in Vietnamese dong in addition to those in foreign currency.

Vietnamese investors bury their money at “gambling arenas”

 VietNamNet Bridge – “Underground” foreign exchanges have been mushrooming, operating under the cover of “investment consultancy firms.” The foreign exchanges have been “living well” on the investors’ greed.

The enigmatic silence on the foreign currency market

The state management agencies kept silent when something unusual happened in the foreign currency market. As a result, people had no other choice than making a wild guess about the market prospect.

What’ll the main markets be like in 2013?

The stock market would attract more investors in 2013, while the real estate market would still be in its hibernation.