Housing Market in Vietnam

From the IMF’s latest report on Vietnam:

“Property and corporate bond markets risks are rising. Easy financial conditions contributed to record-high corporate bond issuances and equity and property market valuations. Price pressure points are largely seen in land sales, high-end housing in major cities, and mega-developments in coastal areas. Besides sizable direct exposure to the real estate sector in their loan portfolios, banks face indirect exposure through holding of corporate bonds issued by real estate companies. These companies have fairly robust debt servicing capacity but are more leveraged than the rest of the economy, and some were hit hard by the pandemic-induced drop in tourism. Recent policies to moderate systemic risks include measures to limit excessive leverage (e.g., higher risk weights for real estate) and recommendations urging prudent loan origination, particularly for property purchases.”

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Labels: Global Housing Watch


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