Central bank issues short-term bonds to withdraw money from market

September 24, 2023

HCMC – The State Bank of Vietnam, the central bank, has withdrawn nearly VND10,000 billion from the market through a Government bond issue, reported the local media. The central bank’s debt sale is expected to ease pressure on exchange rates in the near future, according to the Vietnam News Agency. These bonds carry a coupon rate of 0.69% per year, which is higher than the average interbank interest rate of 0.15% recorded on September 19. Four state-run commercial banks – BIDV, Vietcombank, VietinBank and Agribank – have lowered their term deposit interest rates by 0.2 to 0.3 percentage point. These rates now range from 3.5% to 5.5% per year, the lowest since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The source of this news is from The Saigon Times