US dollar exchange rate hits new record

The State Bank of Vietnam on September 3 listed the reference exchange rate at VND23,139 per dollar, an increase of VND6 per dollar over the last weekend, the highest level since the beginning of this year.

With a range of +/- 3 percent, the price ceiling of the US dollar applied at banks was VND23,833 per dollar and the price floor was VND22,445 per dollar. Along with rising momentum in reference exchange rate, the US dollar exchange rates at commercial banks were simultaneously raised by about VND5 per dollar.

At 3 p.m., the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, also known as Vietcombank, bought US dollars at VND23,135 per dollar and sold at VND23,255 per dollar, up VND5 per dollar. ACB listed the US dollar exchange rate at VND23,145 per dollar for buying and VND23,245 per dollar for selling.