Second Fintech Challenge Vietnam launched Sci-Tech

Second Fintech Challenge Vietnam launched

Technology solutions in the fields of big data, artificial intelligence, financial outreach and cyber security are the focus of the second Fintech Challenge Vietnam (FCV), which was launched in Hanoi on August 13.
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.
TPBank, UnionPay launch payment service Business

TPBank, UnionPay launch payment service

The Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank (TPBank) and UnionPay International (UPI) signed a cooperation agreement on inter-bank payment in Vietnam, at a ceremony in Hanoi on July 15.
Credit growth expanded 7.33 percent in H1 Business

Credit growth expanded 7.33 percent in H1

The banking sector reported a credit growth of 7.33 percent in the first half of this year compared to the end of 2018, Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Le Minh Hung said.
Forex reserves reach highest level to date Business

Forex reserves reach highest level to date

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) obtained a large amount of foreign currencies in the first half of 2019, pushing foreign exchange reserves recorded in the period to the highest level to date.
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).