Đồng continuously slides against dollar on local market


HÀ NỘI – The US dollar today continuously strengthened against the Vietnamese đồng at local banks and on the informal domestic market.

The greenback, however, held near a three-week low against a basket of six major currencies in the global market as investors viewed the recent strengthening as excessive.

Domestic banks this morning moved up against the dollar by 15-20 đồng to VNĐ22,770 per dollar, while the dollar was traded at VNĐ23,320 on the informal market.

Vietcombank quoted the greenback at VNĐ22,680 and VNĐ22,760 for buying and selling, respectively, increasing by 25 đồng against yesterday morning.

Vietinbank listed the rates higher at VNĐ22,695 and VNĐ22,765, up 20 đồng from yesterday.

Meanwhile, Eximbank raised dollar prices by 10 đồng to VNĐ22,700 for buying and VNĐ22,770 for selling.

The State Bank of Việt Nam today announced the đồng-dollar reference exchange rate at VNĐ22,120 per dollar, up two đồng from yesterday. With the current trading band of 3 per cent on either side of the central bank’s reference rate, commercial banks are allowed to trade the dollar at between VNĐ22,456 and VNĐ22,784.

On the informal market, the dollar was sold at VNĐ23,320 per dollar and bought at VNĐ23,220.

Source: Vietnam News

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