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Dong-dollar exchange rate turns volatile
Friday,  Sep 23,2016,08:29 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The exchange rate between the Vietnam dong and the U.S. dollar has fluctuated strongly on the local currency market over the past days. 
G-bond sales beat full-year target
Thursday,  Sep 22,2016,21:07 (GMT+7)
HCMC – January-September government bond sales have amounted to VND250.89 trillion (US$11.2 billion), exceeding the full-year target, showed data of the Ministry of Finance. 
Banks told to stop debt rollover
Wednesday,  Sep 21,2016,00:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The central bank governor has told commercial banks to stop rolling over debts to reduce credit risks in the banking system.
VAMC buys over VND7.4 trillion in bad debt this year
Tuesday,  Sep 20,2016,20:37 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) has bought bad debts worth only more than VND7.4 trillion (around US$332 million) from 12 credit institutions in the year to date, which is far below the full-year target.
Interbank dollar firmer against Vietnam dong
Monday,  Sep 19,2016,22:41 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The interbank market saw the U.S. dollar strengthening against the Vietnamese dong currency at VND22,313- 22,314 per dollar late last week, the highest in weeks.
Bank loans make up 90% of capital in BOT, BT projects
Monday,  Sep 19,2016,21:07 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Bank loans account for 85-90% of total investment capital in build-operate-transfer (BOT) and build-transfer (BT) road and bridge projects, according to a State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) report.
Lenders, borrowers to decide interest rates from 2017
Friday,  Sep 16,2016,00:13 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Banks will have to use their own capital to lend in the VND30-trillion home loan package and interest rates will be decided by the lender and the borrower if loans are disbursed from the beginning of next year.   
Expert proposes using State budget to settle bad debt
Thursday,  Sep 15,2016,20:27 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Slow settlement of bad debt will affect economic growth, so the State budget should be used to step up the settlement of bad debt, said Nguyen Xuan Thanh, director of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, at a conference in HCMC.
Standard Chartered pledges support for Vietnam growth
Wednesday,  Sep 14,2016,23:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Bill Winters, group chief executive officer (CEO) of Standard Chartered Bank, has underscored the bank’s strong commitment to supporting Vietnam’s growth and effort to explore new opportunities in this growing market.
C.bank warns against phishing scams
Monday,  Sep 12,2016,20:35 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) warned credit institutions and bank customers of a pickup in phishing scams.
Credit grows over 9% in Jan-Aug
Friday,  Sep 9,2016,23:47 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Credit had expanded by 9.09% as of August 23 compared to end-2015, but settling bad debt remains an uphill battle for lenders, according to a State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) report on banking operations in January-August.
Moody’s may upgrade ratings of seven Vietnam banks
Thursday,  Sep 8,2016,20:27 (GMT+7)
HCMC - Moody’s Investors Service has said the long-term credit ratings of seven Vietnamese banks have been put under review for upgrade.
G-bond coupons drop sharply in August
Tuesday,  Sep 6,2016,23:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Winning coupons of Government bonds with different tenors fell sharply in August against previous months as this year’s debt issuance target has been almost met. 
Moody’s: Banking sector risks remain
Tuesday,  Sep 6,2016,21:08 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A Moody’s Investors Service report has said risks in the local banking sector remain due to inadequate capital levels and poor asset quality.
SBV approves new foreign-invested bank
Monday,  Sep 5,2016,20:21 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has permitted Malaysia’s CIMB Bank Berhad to establish a 100% foreign-invested bank in Vietnam.
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