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Vietnamese University Plans to Accept Bitcoin Despite Central Bank Ban

FPT, a private Vietnamese university is planning to accept tuition fees in bitcoin with a workaround of the central bank’s ban on using cryptocurrencies as payment instruments. FPT University is a private academic institution with campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, Vietnam’s three major cities. The university will soon begin accepting […]

Vietnam Bans Bitcoin as Payment Method; Adopters Face USD$9,000 Penalty

Vietnam’s central bank has ruled that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are prohibited as a method of payment in the country. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), Vietnam’s central bank, has completed developing a legal framework for cryptocurrencies in the country following orders by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc earlier this year. In a newly released […]

Vietnam central bank admits shortcomings after violating protocols

Acknowledging its limitations and inadequacies, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) said it will thoroughly implement all of the Prime Minister’s instructions by adopting solutions to enhance the quality and the efficiency of its operations while improving its inspections of the banking sector. Its determination comes after the central bank was found guilty of violating […]

Vietnam’s eight-month credit growth rate touches 11.5%

Credit growth rate in the first eight months of 2017 has been estimated at 11.5% compared to the end of 2016, the National Financial Supervisory Commission (NFSC) reported. As per the report, this figure is 1.3 percentage points higher than the first eight months of 2016. Short-term loans rose by 14.1%, accounting for 45.9% of […]

State Bank of Vietnam focuses on bank cross-ownership

Cross-ownership in Vietnamese banks will be controlled with stringent new regulations. Under a State Bank of Vietnam’s draft law, which revises the Law on Credit Institutions, cases of purchase, sale or transfer of shares with a value of 1% or more of the banks’ charter capital must have the SBV’s written approval before implementation. The […]

The three biggest risks in doing business in Vietnam

Injecting money in non-core business fields, experimenting in real estate projects, and having a bad financial foundation are the three most significant risks facing the business environment in Vietnam, according to Le Xuan Nghia, a respected economist, and six other businessmen who declined to be named. vietnam economy, business news, vn news, vietnamnet bridge, english […]

Vietnam interest rates forecast to inch down in H2 of 2017

Average interest rates will decrease slightly in the second half of this year, market research firm Market Intello forecast. According to the firm, the continuous fall in inflation led the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) to decrease interest rates to stimulate credit activities, which led to a decrease in market interest rate. However, the […]

VND expected to see end-of-2017 dip

The Vietnam dong is expected to depreciate by two percentage points at the end of 2017, ending a period of stability that lasted throughout the year. Since the start of this year, the USD/VND exchange rate remained relatively stable, hovering around VND22,700 to the dollar. However, this period of calm is likely to end soon, […]

There Is Group Interest in the Banking System, SBV Governor Says

Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Nguyen Van Binh admitted that there was group interest in the system of credit institutions, the local newswire Gafin.vn reported. Inspection results of 27 credit institutions showed that many lenders had been controlled by a group of shareholders who held key positions at these banks. Outstanding loans to the group of shareholders accounted for a great proportion of total lending, sometimes up to 90%, the Governor said. Particularly, lending to this group of shareholders is related to real estate, which drove bad debts to rise and commercial banks to suffer loss amid…

Vietnam Aims to Cut Bad Debt Ratio to 3-4% by End-2015: PM

Vietnam will strive to curb bad debts of the banking industry at around 3-4% of total lending by the end of 2015, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the country’s lawmakers early today [Nov 14]. Non-performing loans are estimated to have totaled VND250 trillion or 8.82% of total lending currently, 73% of which are backed by collaterals. Credit institutions have set aside VND75 trillion in loan loss provisions. The government is currently directing the implementation of the following measures. (1)…