Bao Viet Securities said the central bank may consider lifting credit growth targets for several banks to support economic growth (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The central bank may consider lifting credit growth targets for several banks to support economic growth, according to Bao Viet Securities.

Bao Viet Securities analysts said in a report that there was immense pressure on the Government to loosen monetary policy as Vietnam was determined to achieve the GDP growth target of 6.7 percent for the full year, however, the fiscal policy was struggling with disbursement of public investment.

Until the end of May, disbursement of public investments reached 88 trillion VND, only equivalent to 30.6 percent of the full year’s estimate, according to the General Statistics Office.

[Banking sector sees 6.53 percent in credit growth]

Bao Viet Securities said when fiscal policy did not support growth well, pressure would intensify on the monetary policy. Lifting credit growth targets for several banks might be an option to consider, the analysts said.

When the monetary policy was loosened, the liquidity of the banking system would be increased, which would create favourable conditions for Government bond issuance. The State Treasury, to date, has completed more than 70 percent of the bond issuance plan of 2017.

The General Statistics Office revealed that credit growth reached 7.54 percent in the first six months of this year. The central bank set credit growth target at 18 percent this year.-VNA