The reference exchange rate is adjusted down for the third consecutive day on October 17. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi,  (VNA) - The State Bank of Vietnam adjusted the daily reference exchange rate down for the third consecutive day on October 17, setting the rate at 22,715 VND/USD, a decrease of 2 VND from October 16.

  With the current trading band of +/- 3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 23,396 VND/USD and the floor rate 22,034 VND/USD.

 The opening hour rates at commercial banks stayed stable compared to October 16.

Both Vietcombank and BIDV maintained the same rates as on the previous day, listing the buying rate at 23,295 VND/USD and the selling rate at 23,375 VND/USD.

Techcombank also kept both rates unchanged at 23,275 VND/USD (buying) and 23,380 VND/USD (selling).

The reference exchange rate has been on a downward trend since the beginning of this week (October 15).-VNA