Barriers to lending rates and VAT refunds in BOT projects soon to be resolved

Barriers to lending rates and VAT refunds in BOT projects soon to be resolved

Investors of build-operate-transfer projects are expected to rejoice over upcoming solutions related to issues surrounding lending rates and VAT refunds in August.
New preferential lending rates assisting recovery

New preferential lending rates assisting recovery

Vietnamese and international banks are slashing lending rates to help cash-squeezed clients to weather the storm to lift the domestic economy out of its current difficulties.
Commercial banks cut down deposit rates

Commercial banks cut down deposit rates

Commercial banks continued to cut deposit rates on September 19 after the State bank revised down benchmark rates.
Banks unexpectedly cut lending rates to aid businesses

Banks unexpectedly cut lending rates to aid businesses

Some banks have unexpectedly announced they would cut interest rates on Vietnamese dong loans in the Government’s priority sectors to support firms in 2019, starting from today.
VN-Index slides after stumbling at 1,000 point level

VN-Index slides after stumbling at 1,000 point level

Vietnamese shares slid on Friday morning, dragged by large-cap companies and cautious market sentiment.
Central bank to ease lending rates

Central bank to ease lending rates

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) buying net US$4 billion in January may be the way to lower Vietnamese dong lending rates.
Experts forecast lending rates to remain stable

Experts forecast lending rates to remain stable

Many commercial banks have recently increased deposit interest rates, but experts forecast that the rise will last only a short time and won’t have a domino effect on lending rates.
Thinking out of the square

Thinking out of the square

The State Bank has confirmed the ceiling deposit rate scheme will continue to be applied in 2013. Senior economic expert Bui Kien Thanh looks at ways to ease lending rates without resorting to the use of ceiling rates.
Lower cost loans for businesses

Lower cost loans for businesses

Getting their hands on one of these lower-cost loans is hard for firms following the central bank’s recent move to lower the rate that banks would charge for the loans.
Easy credit is pie in the sky

Easy credit is pie in the sky

Cheaper credit is proving hard to access for firms.
Bank loans remain unattractive to businesses

Bank loans remain unattractive to businesses

Many local banks are still struggling to attract corporate borrowers because of high lending rates.
Interest rates to slowly head south

Interest rates to slowly head south

High interest rates are set to fall in tandem with inflation.
Bank rates under the microscope

Bank rates under the microscope

Chopping lending rates is now in the spotlight.
A very taxing question

A very taxing question

One of reasons why tax arrears are on the rise is light sanction measures. However, the Ministry of Finance does not want to raise the fine rate. General Department of Taxation deputy chief Cao Anh Tuan shines further light on the issue.
Jury out on interest rates

Jury out on interest rates

Ho Chi Minh City University of Banking’s Business Management Faculty head Dr. Le Tham Duong tells VIR his views about interest rates for 2011.
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