Banks’ liquidity abundant ahead of Tet Business

Banks’ liquidity abundant ahead of Tet

Though Tet (Lunar New Year) is approaching with rising capital demands, the liquidity of the banking system is abundant, helping interest rates in the inter-bank market drop sharply, industry insiders said.
Vietnamese central bank invited to become BIS member Business

Vietnamese central bank invited to become BIS member

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has been invited to become a member of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the first expansion of the prestigious international financial institution's central bank membership base since 2011.
SBV responds to US’s latest forex exchange report Business

SBV responds to US’s latest forex exchange report

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) said it will continue coordinating with concerned Vietnamese ministries and agencies to communicate with the US regarding the US Department of Treasury’s latest report on macroeconomic and foreign exchange policies of major trading partners of the US.
State Bank orders actions to fight black credit Business

State Bank orders actions to fight black credit

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued a document requesting credit organisations and branches of foreign banks to expand credit activities serving production, business and consumption as part of efforts to limit “black credit”.
Bank lending rates expected to fall in 2020 Business

Bank lending rates expected to fall in 2020

A report by securities firm SSI on the financial and monetary market says deposit interest rates are likely to be cut by 0.5- 1 percentage point this year, and lending interest rates would also be cut by at least 0.5 percentage points as required by the Government.
Consumer lending boosted ahead of Tet Business

Consumer lending boosted ahead of Tet

The competition to gain a larger share in the consumer finance market is heating up as rising capital demand before Tet (Lunar New Year) is an opportunity for both banks and finance companies.
Credit growth exceeds 13 percent in 2019 Business

Credit growth exceeds 13 percent in 2019

Credit grew over 13 percent in 2019, slightly below the yearly targetof 14 percent, a senior official from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) told a recent press conference.
Small banks struggle to meet Basel II deadline Business

Small banks struggle to meet Basel II deadline

Capital difficulties are putting pressure on some banks struggling to meet the central bank’s Basel II deadline of early next year, but experts suggest the central bank should not delay the process.