G-bond issuance meets 70 percent of yearly plan Business

G-bond issuance meets 70 percent of yearly plan

The State Treasury has mobilised nearly 174.2 trillion VND (around 7.5 billion USD at current exchange rate) through Government bond auctions on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX), fulfilling 70 percent of the yearly plan.
Vietcombank leads in first-half pre-tax profits Business

Vietcombank leads in first-half pre-tax profits

The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) posted the highest pre-tax profits among Vietnamese banks in the first six months of 2019, raking in more than 11.04 trillion VND (474.7 million USD), up 43.1 percent on-year.
Banks short of credit growth quota for 2019 Business

Banks short of credit growth quota for 2019

Though there remains six months, some banks have almost used up the assigned quota for the whole year, and experts said it would be difficult for the banks to get an expansion approval from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
How will USD exchange rate move in 2019? Business

How will USD exchange rate move in 2019?

Experts have predicted that the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will hike the VND/USD exchange rate by 1.5-2 percent in 2019 to stabilise the macro-economy and facilitate exports.
Banks earn huge services profits Business

Banks earn huge services profits

Many banks have seen their service earnings accelerate, buoyed by increasing investment for the business segment and rising market demands.
Top ten outstanding banking events of 2018 Business

Top ten outstanding banking events of 2018

In 2018, the banking sector witnessed many achievements such as increasing foreign exchange reserves, remittances, and profit, but also faced challenges in interest and foreign exchange rates.
Banks race to issue bonds for capital hike Business

Banks race to issue bonds for capital hike

Many banks have issued a large amount of bonds to raise capital in a move to meet high demand during year-end’s peak lending season and prepare to meet the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)’s regulations on tightening the use of short-term funds for long-term loans from early next year.