Society

Credit helps ensure sustainable poverty alleviation

The Prime Minister has issued a decision providing credit packages at the Bank for Social Policies for households who have recently escaped from poverty to help them develop production and businesses to stabilise their lives and promote sustainable poverty reduction.
Business

Housing credit package disbursement pushed forwards

Over 22,200 households have signed borrowing contracts worth 10.1 trillion VND (466 million USD) with commercial banks under the Government’s 30 trillion VND (1.4 billion USD) housing credit stimulus scheme, said Head of the Department of Housing and Real Estate Market Management Nguyen Manh Ha.
Credit grows by 6.09 percent in first half of 2015 Business

Credit grows by 6.09 percent in first half of 2015

Vietnam recorded a credit growth rate of 6.09 percent by June 18 compared to the end of 2014 and 18.98 percent from the same period last year, according to Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Nguyen Thi Hong.
Business

Central bank seeks fresh impetus for green credit growth

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued a rule that would push up green credit and environmental risk management in the credit-granting process so it could implement the National Action Plan on Green Growth.

Experts and commercial banks said SBV's decision helped create a level playing field for green credit growth. Green banking is controlled by the same authorities as regular banking, but takes more care to assure its actions benefit the country's environment, society and natural resources.

In a recent seminar on green credit and banking, Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh, head of the SBV's Banking Strategy Institute, said the banking sector had contributed to the country's socio-economic development by playing the role of financial broker and promoting growth.