Impacts of Monetary Policy on Commercial Banks’ Profits: The Case of Vietnam

  •  Thanh Nhan Nguyen    
  •  Ngoc Huong Vu    
  •  Ha Thu Le    


This paper mainly concentrates on examining the impact of monetary policy on commercial banks’ profit in Vietnam by using panel data regression. In our study, the data is collected from 20 commercial banks which were doing business in Vietnam’s banking market, ranging from 2007 to 2014 in annually frequency. Monetary base (MB), discount rate (DIS) and required reserve ratio (RRR) are used as proxies for monetary policy. Profit before tax (PROFIT) is used to represent commercial banks’ performance. The results show that there is a positive relationship between banks’ profits and monetary policies. Among those chosen variables representing SBV’s monetary policy, only MB has a significant positive impact on bank’s profit at the significance level of 10%. On this premise, the study recommends that MB should be one of the variables in the center of being concerned in the SBV’s policies regarding the banking performance and stability.

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