|Bảo Việt Securities analysts said that the central bank might consider lifting credit growth targets for some banks to aid growth. — Photo vietnamfinance.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The central bank may consider lifting credit growth targets for several banks to support economic growth, according to Bảo Việt Securities.
Bảo Việt Securities analysts said in a report that there was immense pressure on the Government to loosen monetary policy as Việt Nam was determined to achieve the GDP growth target of 6.7 per cent for the full year, however, the fiscal policy was struggling with disbursement of public investment.
Until the end of May, disbursement of public investments reached VNĐ88 trillion, only equivalent to 30.6 per cent of the full year’s estimate, according to the General Statistics Office.
Bảo Việt Securities said when fiscal policy did not support growth well, pressure would intensify on the monetary policy. Lifting credit growth targets for several banks might be an option to consider, the analysts said.
When the monetary policy was loosened, the liquidity of the banking system would be increased, which would create favourable conditions for Government bond issuance. The State Treasury, to date, has completed more than 70 per cent of the bond issuance plan of 2017.
The General Statistics Office revealed that credit growth reached 7.54 per cent in the first six months of this year. The central bank set credit growth target at 18 per cent this year. — VNS