Dollar stabilizes against dong

By Dat Nguyen   March 13, 2023 | 10:13 pm PT
Dollar stabilizes against dong
An employee counts U.S. banknotes at a bank in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Tung
The U.S. dollar remained stable against the Vietnamese dong Tuesday morning.

Vietcombank sold the dollar at VND23,740 Tuesday, same as Monday.

Eximbank kept the greenback unchagned at VND23,730. The rate at Techcombank was VND23,790, up 0.06%.

The State Bank of Vietnam lowered its reference rate by 0.08% to VND23,618.

The dollar was sold at VND23,750 on the black market, down 0.29%. It has gained over the dong by 0.04% since the beginning of the year.

Globally the dollar languished near a multi-week low on Tuesday as fears of a broader systemic crisis following the collapse of a U.S. tech-focused lender left traders speculating that the Federal Reserve could pause its aggressive rate-hiking cycle, Reuters reported.

Market jitters continued to set the tone for a second straight trading day in the wake of the sudden collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank, although U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday vowed to take action to ensure the safety of the U.S. banking system.

Over the weekend, U.S. authorities launched emergency measures to shore up banking confidence.

The fallout sent traders scaling back their bets on how much further the Fed would continue raising interest rates, sparking a sharp rally in Fed funds futures and sending the U.S. dollar tumbling.

The greenback was nursing deep losses from the previous session in early Asia trade, and was last marginally higher against the Japanese yen at 133.42, having slid 1.4% on Monday.

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