The State Bank of Vietnam issued a dispatch on March 10 to require all credit institutions to report on their capital mobilisation and gold lending.

It has also issued a directive on the implementation of monetary solutions and banking activities with a view to controlling inflation, stabilising macro economy and ensuring social security.

The bank's governor has asked credit institutions to mobilise and lend gold in accordance with Circular No 22/2010/TT-NHNN dated October 29, 2010./.