Upward pressure eases on the massive bill maturity
In 43W23, interest rates in the money market generally cooled down as a massive amount of SBV’s bills matured. Specifically, VND73.80bn matured while SBV newly offered VND25.55tn, leading to a net injection of VND48.25tn into the banking system this week. The overnight interbank rate rose slightly by 33bps, and the 10-year government bond yield even dropped by 16bps. Similarly, the USDVND uptrend eased with a modest increase of 0.12% compared to the last trading date of 42W23. We predict that Vietnam's monetary authority will issue more bills in the coming weeks in the context that lending activities in October remained gloomy to keep the exchange rate stable. Hence, short-lived funding costs in the money market will likely be more expensive than in previous weeks.