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Vietnam sees positive cash flow from foreign investors

The dollar price has decreased since the second half of March, with the dong/dollar exchange rate in the interbank market falling to VND23,200 per dollar last week.

Bad debts return, bank profits fall

Along with implementing better provisions against credit risks, commercial banks are stepping up the sale of mortgaged assets to collect debts.

Credit grows slowly, but banks still make profits

Though demand for loans was low in the first five months of the year, commercial banks were able to implement 40-50 percent of their business plans.

Big players enter Vietnamese stock market

A large amount of cash released in quantitative easing packages by central banks will be an abundant source of capital for the domestic stock market in the near future.

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's credit institutions must speed up restructuring to meet deadline

Some credit institutions (CIs) that have not yet completed their restructuring roadmap will have to speed up the process to meet the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s deadline this year.

 

VN central bank’s VND16 trillion aid receives lackluster response from employers

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has deployed a financial package worth VND16 trillion to support enterprises impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, 

Local banks expect credit growth extension

Many commercial banks are proposing the central bank to extend credit growth limits as they have nearly reached the allowed threshold.

Credit grows modestly at 1.96% in Jan-May

As of May 29, Vietnam’s credit growth was only 1.96% compared with late 2019 under impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Credit Department announced at a press conference held by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Friday.

 

Vietnamese shoppers prefer cashless payments

Transactions via mobile devices recorded a year-on-year surge of 198% in volume and 210% in value last year.

E-wallets owners must complete the identity verification before July 7

Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam Dao Minh Tu has said July 7 is the deadline for e-wallet owners to complete the identity verification.

More monetary easing measures forecast in 2020

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is expected to further take monetary easing measures to support the country’s GDP growth target of above 5 per cent this year in light of a weak economic outlook, experts forecast.

 

Stock market may not enjoy lower lending rate impact: analysts

The recent interest rate cuts by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) have little impact on the Vietnamese stock market.

Weak growth outlook to spur further monetary easing in Vietnam: Fitch Solutions

Given the weak economic outlook in Vietnam, Fitch Solutions expects further easing measures to be applied over the rest of 2020 as the country is still targeting real gross domestic product (GDP) growth above 5%.

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.

Two more payment intermediary services licensed in Viet Nam

The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) has issued licences to two non-banking organisations to provide intermediary payment services.

Mobile money to boom in Vietnam

The government of Vietnam is moving ahead with a plan to put mobile money into use to reduce social contact and cash circulation.

VN banks eye post-pandemic business opportunities

Banks are ready to seize business opportunities in the coming months as the COVID-19 pandemic has been basically controlled in Vietnam and domestic production and business are expected to accelerate soon.

 

VN credit institutions recover nearly $1.2b of bad debts in Q1 2020

Credit institutions in Viet Nam settled more than VND26.94 trillion (US$1.17 billion) of non-performing loans (NPLs) in the first quarter of this year.

 

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.