The daily reference exchange rate was set at 22,719 VND per USD on October 19 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The State Bank of Vietnam continued to adjust the daily reference exchange rate up on October 19, setting the rate at 22,719 VND per USD, an increase of 2 VND from the previous day.

With the current trading band of  +/- 3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 23,400 VND/USD and the floor rate 22,037 VND/USD.

The opening hour rates at commercial banks stayed stable.

Both Vietcombank and BIDV kept their rates unchanged from October 18, listing the buying rate at 23,295 VND/USD, and the selling rate at 23,385 VND/USD.

Techcombank also maintained the same rates as on the previous day at 23,275 VND/USD (buying) and 23,385 VND/USD (selling).

The reference exchange rate was on a downward trend since the beginning of this week (October 15) before going up on October 18.-VNA