Interest rates stay steady til year end: SBV official Business

Interest rates stay steady til year end: SBV official

With a positive macroeconomic background at the moment, interest rates will basically stay steady until the end of the year due to excessive liquidity and proper credit growth, according to an official from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
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.
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.
Thai firm to acquire Agribank subsidiary Business

Thai firm to acquire Agribank subsidiary

Thai financial firm Srisawad Corporation is looking to acquire the Finance Leasing Company I (ALC I) of the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) at an estimated cost of 523 billion VND (22.45 million USD).
Banks cut interest rates to support firms Business

Banks cut interest rates to support firms

Starting from January 10, four State commercial banks will lower interest rates to support domestic firms operating in five prioritised sectors as stipulated by the State Bank of Vietnam.
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.
Bad debt ratio among banks drops sharply to 6.7 percent Business

Bad debt ratio among banks drops sharply to 6.7 percent

Vietnam’s finance and banking sector has reduced its ratio of non-performing loans (NPLs) – including both NPLs owned by credit institutions and the Vietnam Asset Management Company – from 17.2 percent in 2012 to 6.7 percent at the end of June 2018.