On December 18, Bloomberg News reported that the abandonment of Russian gas due to the Ukraine situation has cost Europe about 1,000 billion USD.

Speaking at the opening ceremony at the Forum, Mr. Tran Tuan Anh, Head of the Central Economic Commission, said that Vietnam’s economy in 2022 is expected to reach a high growth rate of over 8%, the highest in the past 11 years. Inflation is controlled according to the set target; Exports in the first 11 months of the year increased by more than 13.4%, the balance of goods trade surplus was 10.6 billion USD, disbursed foreign investment capital increased by 15.1% over the same period last year.

The central exchange rate USD/VND decreased by 0.03% compared to last week, reaching 23,650 VND/USD. On the interbank market, the commercial bank exchange rate was traded at 23,410/24,035 VND, up 0.09% compared to the previous week. The exchange rate on the free market decreased by 1.46% during the week, currently trading at 24,975/24,430 VND, narrowing the gap compared to the listed market.

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Last week, world gold prices had many volatile sessions, continuously increasing and decreasing, closing the weekend trading session at 1,793 USD/ounce, down about 4 USD/ounce compared to the end of last week. Domestic gold prices also decreased. decreased slightly, specifically the price of gold rings decreased by 0.37% compared to last week. SJC gold price decreased by 0.15%, trading at the buy-sell mark of 66.2/67.02 million VND/tael.

The stock market continued to have a struggling week with a sharp decline in trading volume, the VN-Index increased slightly by 0.67 points (equivalent to 0.06%) to 1052.48 points. Open-ended stock funds still maintain performance compared to the market, the risk level of the portfolio is always maintained lower than the general market. Among them, BVPF Stock Fund Certificates are having the best performance with an increase of 0.53%.

In the past week, bond funds have maintained stable profits with positive rates of return. Among them, VFF bond fund certificates are having the best performance (7.9%).

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