Buybacks expected to perk up bank stocks

On October 10, the HCM City Development Joint stock Commercial Bank (HDBank) announced that its shareholders had approved a plan to buy a maximum of 5 per cent of its 981 million shares being traded on the market, equivalent to 49 million shares.
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Banks cut priority loan interest rates

Soon after the US announced a 0.25 per cent cut in the benchmark interest rate on July 31 seven Vietnamese banks, including State-owned lenders, announced a cut in interest rates on đồng loans of at least 0.5 per cent to firms in the Government’s priority sectors.