State Bank of Vietnam issues $410M worth of treasury bills

By VNA   October 4, 2023 | 05:30 pm PT
State Bank of Vietnam issues $410M worth of treasury bills
An employee counts Vietnamese banknotes at a bank in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy
The State Bank of Vietnam on October 3 offered 28-day treasury bills (T-bills) worth VND10 trillion ($409.9 million) through the interest rate auction mechanism.

Six out of seven participants won the bid at an interest rate of 1.18%, the highest level recorded since the first issuance on August 18.

Over the past nine trading sessions, the central bank has net withdrawn some VND110 trillion from the banking system through T-bills channel.

T-bills are short-term debt securities with maturities typically ranging from a few days to one year. Issued by the State Treasury, T-bills serve as a means for the Government to raise short-term funds to finance its operations.

According to economic experts, the central bank's continuous issuance of T-bills is aimed at adjusting the short-term liquidity in the banking system, thus stabilizing the USD/VND exchange rate and addressing the issue of excess capital.

The BIDV Securities Joint Stock Company (BSC) said this is a common practice of the central bank to regulate the abundant liquidity in the interbank market.

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