G-bond sales almost meet full-year target
Friday,  Dec 2,2016,22:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Finance had issued over VND277 trillion of Government bonds by end-November, meeting over 98% of the 2016 plan.
Interbank rates for Vietnam dong loans surge
Thursday,  Dec 1,2016,21:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Interest rates for Vietnam dong loans on the interbank market rose sharply in the first two days of the week, especially for short tenors.
Interbank dong-dollar exchange rate volatile
Wednesday,  Nov 30,2016,23:14 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Vietnam dong-U.S. dollar exchange rate strongly fluctuated on the interbank market on November 29 after many banks offered to sell the greenback to take profit. 
StanChart forecasts Vietnam dong to fall further against U.S. dollar
Tuesday,  Nov 29,2016,21:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Standard Chartered in a recent report forecast a further depreciation of the Vietnam dong on the broader U.S. dollar’s strength amid sharp rises of the greenback against other currencies, including the Chinese yuan.
VN to issue rules on digital currency and assets
Monday,  Nov 28,2016,23:21 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Government has told the Ministry of Justice to issue regulations to put digital currencies and assets under control though the State Bank of Vietnam does not recognize crypto-currencies like bitcoin.
SBV: U.S. dollar may weaken against VN dong
Monday,  Nov 28,2016,21:27 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The recent rise of the U.S. dollar against the Vietnam dong, believed to be triggered by a knee-jerk reaction to dollar rallies on world markets, may ease in the coming time, said Nguyen Thi Hong, deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
Dollar rises to all-time high as banks see short dollar position
Friday,  Nov 25,2016,13:51 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The exchange rate has continued to be strongly volatile as the U.S. dollar set a record high against Vietnam dong on November 24, and banks said they’re seeing the dollar staging an exodus, leading to a sharp drop in their foreign exchange reserves.
Card payments still limited
Friday,  Nov 25,2016,13:42 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Card payments remain low in Vietnam though authorities have adopted a number of measures to reduce the use of cash in the economy.
Finance firms oppose cash lending limit, late payment penalties
Thursday,  Nov 24,2016,22:07 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Finance companies have objected to certain articles of the central bank’s draft circular setting limits on cash lending and interest rate penalties for overdue loans.
Just 3% of bank loans go to SMEs
Thursday,  Nov 24,2016,22:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Only 3% of bank loans have found their way to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and less than one-third of SMEs have gained access to credit, according to data of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). 
Dollar continues rising against dong
Thursday,  Nov 24,2016,22:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The U.S. dollar hit a new record high against the Vietnam dong on November 23 morning while gold fell slightly on the local market, the news site VnExpress reports.   
HCMC banks lend VND800 trillion to five priority sectors
Monday,  Nov 21,2016,21:06 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Banks in HCMC in the year to date have lent over VND800 trillion (US$35.8 billion) to five priority sectors of agriculture and rural development, production of export goods, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), supporting industries, and high-tech enterprises.
Greenback up sharply against Vietnam dong
Monday,  Nov 21,2016,21:03 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The U.S. dollar last Friday strengthened significantly against the Vietnam dong on the interbank market due partly to enterprises’ rising dollar demand to import goods and make payments.
Bad debt action gets NA nod
Monday,  Nov 21,2016,20:57 (GMT+7)
HANOI - Debates on whether assets used as collateral for bank loans that have turned bad should be auctioned or not officially ended last Thursday, when 84% of the National Assembly (NA) deputies cast their vote for the Law on Property Auction.
Dollar soars to five-month high
Thursday,  Nov 17,2016,21:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The U.S. dollar on November 16 shot up to a five-month high against the Vietnam dong at commercial banks.  
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