Tables turned on loan sharks
10/04/2019 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Loan sharks have a reputation for violence, but the tables got turned on some debt collectors recently.

Vietnam spends over US$47 million per day paying debt
06/04/2019 (GMT+7)
 Vietnam recorded a budget surplus of VND66 trillion (US$2.84 billion) in the first quarter, indicating a sharp improvement from a budget surplus of VND18.48 trillion (US$797.02 million) in the same period of 2018.

VN credit institutions recover nearly $8.8 billion of bad debts
05/04/2019 (GMT+7)
 Credit institutions in Vietnam settled more than 204.4 trillion VND (8.77 billion USD) of non-performing loans (NPLs) by the end of the first quarter this year, said Nguyen Thi Hong, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).

Over 40% of bad debts settled: VN central bank
02/04/2019 (GMT+7)
 Local credit institutions had settled more than VND204.4 trillion (US$8.8 billion) worth of bad debts as of January, accounting for 40.1% of the total, said Nguyen Thi Hong, deputy governor of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).

Vietnam Social Security aims to reduce long-overdue social insurance debt ratio
27/03/2019 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The VN Social Security (VSS) aims to slash the social insurance debt ratio to below 1.7 per cent this year in an effort to ensure benefits for social insurance and health insurance card holders, 

Public debt a big risk for VN's economy, say experts
26/03/2019 (GMT+7)
The State budget deficit, which regularly remains at a high level, and rising public debt are among the biggest macro-economic risks facing Viet Nam, making it more difficult for the Government to help the economy head towards growth.

New policy to speed up bad debt settlement
25/03/2019 (GMT+7)
 The central bank is drafting a new circular regulating credit institutions’ trading and handling of non-performing loans (NPL) with the aim of forcing the institutions to focus more on bad debt settlement.

Central bank hands banks fait accompli: increase non-interest income
25/03/2019 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – In 2019 the State Bank of Viet Nam has set a credit growth target for the banking sector of 14 per cent, lower than the rates of 18 per cent in 2017 and 17 per cent in 2018.

Banking sector bad debts under microscope
13/03/2019 (GMT+7)
 Local credit institutions have been praised for combating bad debts last year, challenging other private and state lenders to follow suit.

Sacombank sell two big real estate projects to deal with bad debts
13/03/2019 (GMT+7)
 To resolve bad debts, Sacombank has just decided to discount two real estate plots it previously put on sale by nearly VND1.812 trillion ($78.78 million).  

Picture of Vietnam unobserved economy
12/03/2019 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Pham The Anh, from the National Economics University’s Faculty of Economics, speaks to Tuổi trẻ (Youth) newspaper about the role of the unobserved economy in the national economy.

Pepper farmers get into debt because of diseases, low prices
10/03/2019 (GMT+7)
In recent years pepper plants have suffered several diseases while pepper prices have dropped drastically, causing farmers to live in misery.

No such thing as a free lunch
06/03/2019 (GMT+7)
In a rather rare public embarrassment, a number of restaurants in a district of central Nghe An Province are accusing the authorities of skipping the bill after they hosted guests at the eateries.

Huge debts at Song Da Corporation disclosed
22/02/2019 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government Inspectorate has disclosed various shortcomings in Song Da Corporation's management work in 2017.

The plan to pay back public debt in 2019
22/02/2019 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – Dinh Tien Dung, Minister of Finance, talks to Thời báo Kinh tế (Việt Nam Economic Times) about Vietnam’s plan to pay back its foreign debts in 2019.

Banks hold auctions to cut bad debts
15/02/2019 (GMT+7)
 Some banks are putting assets secured with non-performing loans worth hundreds of billions of Vietnamese dong up for auction in the first days of the Lunar New Year to speed up the resolution of bad debts.

Agribank must go IPO by 2020, clear all bad debts
13/02/2019 (GMT+7)
 The Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) must resolve all non-performing loans kept at the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) soon, said deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue.

A broader view on Gov’t guarantees required
12/02/2019 (GMT+7)
 VietNamNet Bridge – For many years, Vietnam’s Government has been acting as a guarantor for a lot of investment projects.

EVN’s borrowings burden Vietnam’s public debt: World Bank
06/02/2019 (GMT+7)
 Up to 70% of EVN`s loans are denominated in foreign currencies, leaving the company heavily exposed to foreign exchange risks.

Economists worry about economic growth as national debt grows
06/02/2019 (GMT+7)
Heavy reliance on FDI and high national debts are the two biggest concerns for Vietnam’s economy, experts say.