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Monday,  Aug 13, 2018,17:13 (GMT+7)
HCMC - In the first half of the year, many commercial banks almost reached the lending cap set for the whole year by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV). They have now requested SBV, the nation's central bank, to set higher credit limits, reported Lao Dong newspaper.
Monday,  Aug 13, 2018,12:16 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - The Ministry of Transport is considering using either the State budget or official development assistance (ODA) loans to build the Rach Mieu 2 bridge, instead of calling for build-operate-transfer (BOT) investment as previously proposed.
Saturday,  Aug 11, 2018,10:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the long-term issuer and senior unsecured ratings of the Vietnamese Government to Ba3 from B1and has changed the outlook to stable from positive, says the international rating agency in a statement on August 10.
Friday,  Aug 10, 2018,12:26 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) will conduct unannounced inspections at credit institutions with a high proportion of loans going to the real estate sector among their total outstanding loans, the local media reported, citing a newly issued directive of the central bank.
Thursday,  Aug 9, 2018,18:20 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Government will limit or even stop issuing licenses to new wholly foreign-owned banks but will allow foreign investors to acquire and restructure loss-making banks in Vietnam, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said at the Vietnam M&A Forum 2018 held in HCMC on August 8.
Wednesday,  Aug 8, 2018,19:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The divestment of State stakes in State-turned-shareholding companies is expected to accelerate in the second half of this year as the Ministry of Finance has just issued a new circular to create a full-fledged legal corridor for this endeavor, local media reported.
Monday,  Aug 6, 2018,15:04 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Several experts have suggested that the State Bank of Vietnam take efforts to stabilize the local currency rather than weakening Vietnam dong to sharpen competitiveness of local commodities, reasoning that sharp depreciation will do more harm than good for the economy.
Wednesday,  Jul 25, 2018,18:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The profitability of Vietnamese banks is strengthening, as robust economic growth continues to fuel credit demand and support an improvement in asset quality, but challenges are also apparent, said Moody’s Investors Service in a statement on July 24.
Tuesday,  Jul 24, 2018,17:26 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The U.S. dollar at commercial banks and on the informal market has strengthened sharply against the Vietnamese dong since the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) ceased its intervention in the foreign exchange market on Monday, reported the local media.
Tuesday,  Jul 24, 2018,15:48 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, which is new to Vietnam, helps strengthen comprehensive financing, but Vietnam does not have a legal corridor for this debt financing method, and both borrowers and lenders are not protected by law.
Saturday,  Jul 21, 2018,11:22 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) sold over US$2 billion to local commercial banks this week, in a bid to stabilize the foreign exchange market. However, the price of the greenback has become more firm against the local currency.
Thursday,  Jul 19, 2018,17:44 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued an official dispatch asking credit institutions and branches of foreign banks to strictly conform to regulations over the lending rates offered to enterprises in the priority sectors, reported news website Vietnamplus.
Tuesday,  Jul 17, 2018,19:23 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The State Bank of Vietnam has officially intervened in the forex market by selling foreign currencies, especially U.S. dollars, to meet the demand of local commercial banks and stabilize the exchange rate, local media reported, citing an SBV representative.
Sunday,  Jul 15, 2018,12:22 (GMT+7)
The State Bank of Vietnam has enough resources to stabilize the foreign exchange market, which is under the pressure of change due to several factors. However, it’s not easy to guess the concrete steps it will take. 
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