A soft liquidity condition under SBV’s easing stance
Liquidity condition in the money market remains ample under SBV’s effort to lower lending interest rates to facilitate domestic production. Money continues flowing into the banking system with a massive T-bill maturity without being rolled over. Thus, the interbank rate reduced across the curve this week. Turning into the FX market, USDVND increases further under the DXY resurgence. However, thanks to the steady trade surplus in recent months, we foretell the exchange rate to be stable despite the increasing possibility that Fed will provide a 25bps hike in the meeting two weeks later.