Vietcombank posts record profit of nearly 757.6 million USD Business

Vietcombank posts record profit of nearly 757.6 million USD

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) reported nearly 17.6 trillion VND (757.59 million USD) in consolidated profit in the first nine months of this year, surging 50.6 percent from the same time last year and reaching 85.8 percent of the yearly plan.
Central bank to keep monetary policy on hold through 2019 Business

Central bank to keep monetary policy on hold through 2019

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will hold its benchmark refinancing and discount rates at 6.25 percent and 4.25 percent, respectively, in addition to maintaining its 14 percent credit growth target for the remainder of 2019, experts forecast.
VAMC builds strategy for debt trading Business

VAMC builds strategy for debt trading

The Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) is planning to develop a new strategy for buying and selling bad debts in Vietnam this year, in which it will play a central role to promote the development of the debt trading market.
HDBank targets profits up 27 percent in 2019 Business

HDBank targets profits up 27 percent in 2019

The Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) plans to collect 5.07 trillion VND (217 million USD) in pre-tax profits this year, an increase of 27 percent compared to 2018.
Bad debt handling to be audited Business

Bad debt handling to be audited

The handling of bad debt among credit institutions would be audited this year in order to formulate recommendations for effectively implementing a National Assembly resolution, according to the State Audit Office of Vietnam (SAV).
S&P raises Vietnam’s credit rating with stable outlook Business

S&P raises Vietnam’s credit rating with stable outlook

Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings’ recent upgrade of its long-term sovereign credit rating for Vietnam, the first time since 2010, was expected to help the country to attract more foreign investments into the economy and expand exports.
Foreign investors set sights on poorly-performing banks Business

Foreign investors set sights on poorly-performing banks

Foreign financial institutions were eyeing up poorly-performing Vietnamese banks after being given the green light to acquire stakes in local institutions in a move to speed up the restructuring of the country’s banking industry, according to banking expert Nguyen Tri Hieu.