Many lenders in Ho Chi Minh City have applied the ‘three-on-the-spot’ mechanism, one of two models required for production companies in virus-hit areas, to deal with difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ho Chi Minh City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HOSE: HDB) has reported pre-tax profit of VND4.19 trillion (US$183.9 million) for the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 44.2 per cent and equivalent to 58 per cent of the full-year target.
Banks will continue to tighten lending in risky sectors including securities, real estate, financial, and tourism business, seeing higher credit risks in the remaining months of this year, a survey carried out by The Monetary Forecasting and Statistics Department, has said.
A senior tax official pledged to facilitate all tax issues for Japanese investors currently investing or doing business in Cambodia to ensure things go smoothly, as part of a broader effort to create productive feedback channels, and improve transparency and operational efficiency, according to the General Department of Taxation (GDT).
Credit demand has been on the rise in the first half of the year and is set to maintain its growth momentum for the second six months.
Moody's Investors Service has assigned a B1 rating for An Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank’s long-term domestic and foreign currency deposit, one spot higher than the lender’s baseline credit assessments.
The combined real estate and construction loan exposure of the Cambodian banking industry stood at 31 per cent of the sector’s $33.9 billion total loan book in end-June, at about $10.5 billion, according to the central bank.
Many commercial banks have now extended their credit growth limit for 2021. This could be the best solution offered by the State Bank of Vietnam because currently monetary policies do not have much room and the brunt of reducing lending interest rates is falling on the economy.
The State Bank of Viet Nam is studying a proposal for developing a law on resolving the non-performing loans (NPLs) of credit institutions over the risk of rising bad debts as the COVID-19 pandemic weighs on production and business.
The Kingdom’s banking and financial institutions have restructured 22.2 trillion riel ($5.5 billion) in loans for 367,239 borrowers in the first half of this year, to ease the burden on the public as the ongoing coronavirus outbreak dampens economic activity, according to the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC).