Banks report huge profits

Banks report huge profits

Profit reports in the first quarter of this year of commercial banks have revealed the huge profits of lenders. This is also one of the reasons why banking stocks strengthened strongly recently, contributing to supporting the VN-Index to set a new high in history.
Net Interest Margin of commercial banks in 2016 (percent). (Source: BIDV Securities Company)

Trimmed interest rates might affect NIMs: experts

Commercial banks which have cut interest rates for short-term lending following the State Bank of Vietnam’s cue might suffer a further decline in the net interest margin (NIM), experts said.