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.
Central bank unveils monetary policy for second half of 2019 Business

Central bank unveils monetary policy for second half of 2019

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will continue to follow a pro-active, flexible and cautious monetary policy as well as working in close conjunction with fiscal and other policies to control inflation, sustain the macro-economy and support economic growth in the second half of this year.
Government takes bold measures to ensure safety of finance system Business

Government takes bold measures to ensure safety of finance system

Poorly-performing State-owned people’s credit funds – a type of credit institution focusing on people in rural areas to help them escape poverty and avoid dependence on loan sharks – will be merged, acquired or dissolved to ensure the safety of the country’s finance and banking system.
Banks hold auctions to cut bad debts Business

Banks hold auctions to cut bad debts

Some banks are putting assets secured with non-performing loans worth hundreds of billions of Vietnamese dong up for auction in the first days of the Lunar New Year to speed up the resolution of bad debts.
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.
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.
Deputy PM urges SBV to speed up settlement of bad debts Business

Deputy PM urges SBV to speed up settlement of bad debts

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) needed to speed up the settlement of non-performing loans (NPLs) to bring down the bad debt ratio of the entire banking system, including both NPLs owned by credit institutions and the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC), to below 3 percent by 2020.
Detailed guidance needed to tackle bad debt: experts Business

Detailed guidance needed to tackle bad debt: experts

Settling non-performing loans (NPLs) has been easier since the application of Nation Assembly’s Resolution 42 a year ago, but detailed guidance is still needed to make the use of the regulation smoother, industry insiders said.
Banks post impressive profit growth in H1 2018 Business

Banks post impressive profit growth in H1 2018

Many banks have reported impressive profit growth in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year, thanks to the high credit growth and the improvement from the retail banking segment.