Reference exchange rate up 14 VND hinh anh 1The daily reference exchange rate was set at 22,915 VND per USD on February 15 (Photo: Reuters)

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 22,915 VND per USD on February 15, up 14 VND from the previous day (February 14).

With the current trading band of  +/- 3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 23,590 VND/USD and the floor rate 22,220 VND/USD.

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

Vietcombank cut 5 VND from the buying rate, listing the buying rate at 23,150 VND/USD and kept the selling rate unchanged at 23,250 VND/USD.

At BIDV, the buying rate reduced by 5 VND to 23,150 VND/USD and the selling rate went up 5 VND to 23,250 VND/USD.

Techcombank cut both rates by 5 VND to 23,130 VND/USD (buying) and 23,250 VND/USD (selling).

During the first week after the Lunar New Year holiday (February 11-15), the daily reference exchange rate went up on the first two days, down on the next day and stayed unchanged on Thursday before going up again on the last day. The rate ended the week 20 VND higher than the beginning of the week.

The rates listed at commercial banks saw only slight fluctuations throughout the week.-VNA