On 19 June 2014, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) published its decision to adjust the interbank average rate from 21,036VND/1 USD to 21,246 VND/USD..
The overall balance of payments also surplus of US$10 billion. That helps the central bank to buy a large amount of foreign currency. Foreign exchange reserves rose to a record US$35 billion. “Absorption capacity of the economy is low, production and business operations have still faced many difficulties. While exports are still positive, grew by 15.4 percent in the first five months. Thus the bank rate adjustment will contribute to support exports in the last six months, thereby supporting economic growth and still keeping inflation in control” Ms. Hong explained.