Reference exchange rate continues to go down hinh anh 1The daily reference exchange rate was set at 22,679 VND/USD on August 21 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam continued to adjust the daily reference exchange rate down on August 21, setting the rate at 22,679 VND/USD, 5 VND lower than the rate on the previous day.

With the current trading band of  +/- 3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 23,359 VND/USD and the floor rate 21,999 VND/USD.

The opening hour rates at commercial banks saw mixed fluctuations compared to August 20.

Vietcombank cut both rates by 25 VND, listing the buying rate at 23,230 VND/US and the selling rate at 23,310 VND/USD.

The rates at BIDV also went down by 25 VND to 23,230 VND/USD (buying) and 23,310 VND/USD (selling).

Vietinbank raise the buying rate by 10 VND to 23,232 VND/USD and kept the selling rate unchanged at 23,312 VND/USD.

This is the second consecutive day this week that the daily reference exchange rate was adjusted down.-VNA