A frontal view of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. (Photo: Bloomberg)
Vietnamese institutions and individuals held at least $12 billion worth of U.S. Treasury securities as of March 2016, data of the U.S. Department of the Treasury showed.
With this amount, Vietnam is listed among the 50 largest foreign holders of U.S. Treasury securities.
Vietnam is reported to have around $40 billion in foreign currency reserves currently, the Saigon Times cited a State Bank of Vietnam official as saying in March 2016.