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.
New policy to speed up bad debt settlement Business

New policy to speed up bad debt settlement

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is drafting a new circular regulating credit institutions’ trading and handling of non-performing loans (NPL) with the aim of forcing the institutions to focus more on bad debt settlement.
Selling shares to foreign investors, VCB’s charter capital up Business

Selling shares to foreign investors, VCB’s charter capital up

The charter capital of the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) has risen by 3 percent to 37.1 trillion VND (1.6 billion USD) after its recent sale of more shares to two strategic investors - the Singaporean investment fund GIC Private Limited (GIC) and Japan’s Mizuho Bank.
Banks post high profits in 2018 Business

Banks post high profits in 2018

Despite the central bank’s tightened monetary policy, many banks reported good business performance last year thanks to improved bad debt resolution and rising income from services.
Over 6 billion USD purchased to raise forex reserves Business

Over 6 billion USD purchased to raise forex reserves

The country net purchased over 6 billion USD in 2018 to raise its foreign exchange reserves, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) reported at a meeting in Hanoi on January 9 to launch tasks for the banking sector this year.