Lending interest rates unlikely to decline sharply

Lending interest rates unlikely to decline sharply

Many economic experts said that with the current credit scale of over VND10 quadrillion if banks reduce the lending interest rate by 0.5 percent per annum, enterprises will have tens of trillions Vietnamese dong more to overcome difficulties. However, these experts also said that they barely expected a deep and wide wave of interest rate cuts because banks are enterprises themselves, so they must consider carefully when they give loans.
HCMC orders infrastructure investors to diversify land fund in EPZs-IPs

HCMC orders infrastructure investors to diversify land fund in EPZs-IPs

Recently, the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has requested the infrastructure investors of export processing zones and industrial parks (EPZs and IPs) to quickly complete infrastructure and diversify the land fund to meet the maximum investment needs of enterprises.
Improving investment environment: removing barriers, creating equality

Improving investment environment: removing barriers, creating equality

The total foreign investment capital in Vietnam in the first three months of this year was US$10.13 billion. According to many foreign enterprises, Vietnam is still the country with the safest and most attractive investment environment in Asia in the coming years. Meanwhile, many domestic enterprises complained that “there were still many thumbtacks under the red carpet".
Production at Minh Man Printing Company is still stable despite the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo: SGGP)

Domestic enterprises remain struggling

More than 90 percent of domestic enterprises are small and medium-sized. The advantage of this business model is that it quickly responds to market fluctuations. However, in the opposite direction, due to small scale and weak internal resources, it is also vulnerable when the market experiences shock.
Representatives of IFC and OCB at the signing of the loan agreement (Photo: VNA)

IFC helps Vietnamese bank aid SMEs amid COVID-19

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a member of the World Bank Group – will provide another US$40 million for the Orient Commercial Bank (OCB) to help with the support of COVID-hit clients, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Loans with reasonable interest rates will help small and medium-sized enterprises to maximize business efficiency. (Photo: SGGP)

Enterprises need more capital from banks

The negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have been heavily affecting enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Most SMEs are short of money to put into production and business. The credit growth of the banking industry in the first six months of this year was quite low, so banks are actively pushing capital into this segment.
Credit growth rises by nearly 1 percent in first two months

Credit growth rises by nearly 1 percent in first two months

Evaluating the banking activities in February this year, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City said that the city’s banking industry continued to operate stably and maintain a positive growth rate, contributing to meeting the capital demand for the production and trade activities and to the economic growth of the city.
Banks offer preferential interest rates for enterprises affected by Covid-19

Banks offer preferential interest rates for enterprises affected by Covid-19

Amid the context that the outbreak of an acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) is happening complicatedly, causing negative impacts on economic growth, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) ordered commercial banks not to increase interest rates, including mobilizing interest rates.