In the first quarter of 2016, foreign investors made net purchases on the secondary bond market worth a total VND6.33 trillion ($284 million).
The governor of the State Bank of Vietnam promised to reduce the lending interest rate by one percent this year regardless of the challenges that face the sector such as the need for deposits and inflation pressure.
The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) has started to provide live data of foreign investor movements to help other investors decide where they want to put their money.
Among the 19 Vietnamese commercial banks listed in the Top 100 ASEAN Banks 2016 report released on April 8, VietinBank claimed top spot in terms of core capital and pre-tax profit.
Total assets in the banking system fell slightly by VND32.3 trillion in January to VND7,287 trillion ($326 billion) from the end of last year, statistics from the State Bank of Vietnam show.
The main investment target of the fund is to reach a high internal rate of return by investing $112 million in Vietnamese consumer-driven businesses including retail and restaurant chains, consumer goods and services.
Several banks have taken measures to support fishermen along central coastal areas following mass fish deaths.
Vietnam’s banks are cutting investments in government bonds as the economy continues to grow, boosting demand for funds.
The decline is expected to last a few more weeks, analysts said.