Reference exchange rate stays unchanged on January 5 hinh anh 1The daily reference exchange rate is kept at 22,785 VND per USD on December 21 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam kept the daily reference exchange rate on January 5 unchanged from the previous day at 22,829 VND/USD.

With the current trading band of +/- 3 percent, the ceiling rate applied by commercial banks for the day is 23,513 VND/USD and the floor rate is 22,145 VND/USD.

The transaction office of the State Bank of Vietnam also kept both rates unchanged from January 4 at 23,200 VND/USD (buying) and 23,464 VND/USD (selling).

Meanwhile, the opening hour rates at commercial banks saw slight fluctuations.

Vietcombank cut 5 VND from both rates, listing the buying rate at 23,155 VND/USD and the selling rate at 23,245 VND/USD.

The rates at BIDV also went down by 5 VND to 23,155 VND/USD (buying) and 23,245 VND/USD (selling).

At Techcombank, both rates went up by 5 VND to 23,135 VND/USD (buying) and 23,245 VND/USD (selling).

In the first week of 2019 from January 2 to 5, the reference exchange rate for USD/VND followed the rising trend, gaining a total 4 VND.

The rates at commercial banks fluctuated throughout the week but ended the week not changing much.-VNA