Customers do transactions at a bank in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Credit growth hard to accelerate at year’s end

According to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), by September 16, credit growth of the banking industry reached 4.81 percent. Although the State Bank of Vietnam has recently raised the credit growth limit for some effective credit institutions capable of expanding healthy credit into sectors serving economic growth, general credit in the banking system is still growing sluggishly.
Production at a garment company in Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: SGGP)

Support packages need to be activated quickly

The results of the survey on the business situation of enterprises in August this year by the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Business Association show that 40 percent of enterprises said that there are still many difficulties in recovering production and business activities after the Covid- 19 pandemic, 44 percent still face difficulties, 9 percent have started to overcome difficulties, and 5 percent have returned to a normal operational state.
Garment production for export at Nha Be Garment Corporation. (Photo: SGGP)

Several optimistic signs support Vietnam’s stock market

Although the Covid-19 pandemic still negatively affected Vietnam’s stock market, as well as many countries around the world, Vietnam's stock market is recovering with good liquidity, showing that many positive factors have appeared.
Banks launch low-interest rate packages to stimulate credit demand

Banks launch low-interest rate packages to stimulate credit demand

Besides supporting customers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial banks also introduced several support packages with interest rates lower than usual interest rates by 0.5 to 3 percent per annum, worth around VND250 trillion (US$10.66 billion), for both corporate and individual customers to stimulate credit demand.
Enterprises need support through fiscal policies

Enterprises need support through fiscal policies

The recent sharp interest rate cut of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is said to be in time and will affect positively enterprises but these impacts are in the medium and long term.
Commercial banks simultaneously cut mobilizing interest rates

Commercial banks simultaneously cut mobilizing interest rates

After the State Bank of Vietnam adjusted the ceiling of the mobilizing interest rates in Vietnamese dong for terms below six months, on March 18, commercial banks also simultaneously cut mobilizing interest rates for below-six-month terms.
Gold advances, stocks decline

Gold advances, stocks decline

The price of gold in Vietnam recovered on March 16 after declining consecutively in many previous days.