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.
Government determined to fulfil set goals: PM Politics

Government determined to fulfil set goals: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underscored the determination to accomplish all goals set for 2019, striving for a GDP growth of 6.8 percent and reining in inflation under 4 percent at the Government’s monthly meeting held in Hanoi on May 31.
Remittances to HCM City reach 1.2 billion in Q1 Business

Remittances to HCM City reach 1.2 billion in Q1

Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City were estimated to reach 1.2 billion USD in the first quarter of this year, said Nguyen Hoang Minh, Deputy Director of the State Bank of Vietnam’s branch in the southern largest economic hub.
How will USD exchange rate move in 2019? Business

How will USD exchange rate move in 2019?

Experts have predicted that the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will hike the VND/USD exchange rate by 1.5-2 percent in 2019 to stabilise the macro-economy and facilitate exports.
Bank liquidity abundant after Tet Business

Bank liquidity abundant after Tet

Liquidity of the banking system has been plentiful again after the Lunar New Year (Tet), helping the central bank net withdraw more than 51.55 trillion VND (2.2 billion USD) in the past week.
Top ten outstanding banking events of 2018 Business

Top ten outstanding banking events of 2018

In 2018, the banking sector witnessed many achievements such as increasing foreign exchange reserves, remittances, and profit, but also faced challenges in interest and foreign exchange rates.
Interest rate caps not needed: experts Business

Interest rate caps not needed: experts

The State Bank of Vietnam should consider developing a roadmap to remove regulations on credit growth limits and interest rate caps as it isn’t suitable due to the country’s achievements in stabilising the nation’s economy, according to experts.