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1/7/2015 11:32:20 AM

Exchange rate increases by one percent

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has decided to raise the VND/USD exchange rate by one percent from VND21,246 to VND21,458 per USD from January 7th.

Under the adjustment, the exchange rate at banks will range from VND21,243 per USD to VND21,673 per USD.

The move aims to realise Resolution No.1/NQ-CP issued on January 3rd stipulating tasks and solutions to fulfil the country’s socio-economic development plan and the State budget estimates in 2015, the bank said in its website.

Foreign exchange at bank (Photo: VNA)

The central bank will continue to flexibly manage the monetary policy in a close relation with the fiscal policy to control inflation, ensure macro-economic stability and boost economic growth.

Despite fluctuations in the global financial market in 2014, the SBV guaranteed a stable exchange rate with the only one increase of 1 percent in June.

The outcome was attributed to the bank’s effective management of the monetary and remittance policies in addition to its commitment to further stabilising the exchange rate to enhance confidence in Vietnam dong./.

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