SBV approves BIDV plan to open Yangon branch

Monday, Apr 04, 2016 16:35

The BIDV Yangon branch will be located at the Hoang Anh Gia Lai – Myanmar Centre in Yangon city, Myanmar. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) on March 31 approved the Bank for Investment and Development (BIDV) of Viet Nam's plan to open a branch in Yangon city, Myanmar.

The BIDV Yangon branch will have a charter capital of US$85 million.

BIDV received the approval of the Central Bank of Myanmar to open its office in Myanmar in March.

BIDV will be the first Vietnamese bank to open a branch in that country.

Earlier this year, the bank was allowed by the SBV to open a representative office in Moscow, Russia.

The bank reported a pre-tax profit of more than VND7 trillion (US$313.5 million) and total assets worth VND857 trillion in 2015. — VNS

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