Vietnam raised a total of VND87.464 trillion government bonds in the first sixth months of this year versus VND81.716 trillion sold in whole 2011, the Hanoi Stock Exchange said.
Of the sum, the State Treasury raised VND54.824 trillion, the Development Bank raised VND19.96 trillion and the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) raised VNd12.68 trillion. Buyers are both local and overseas investors, the Hanoi Stock Exchange said.
The bourse said Vietnam bond market has recorded a leap both in value and trading size in both primary and secondary markets.
As of June 30, 2012, government bond trading on the secondary market reached VND124.55 trillion turnover, up 40.6% from VND88.6 trillion in whole 2011.
Foreigners were active players in the first half of 2012, HNX said, adding that their trading turnover reached VND19.1 trillion or 20% of the total trading value in the market.
Vietnam plans to raise VND100 trillion government bonds this year.