HANOI, June 25 (Reuters) - These are some of the leading stories in the official Vietnamese press on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
-- Several banks have asked the central bank to extend the deadline by which they have to repay deposits on gold to depositors to the end of this year from June 1, a senior central bank official said.
-- Twenty-four out of 124 credit institutions have reported losses in the first five months of this year due to a relatively low interest rate spread, the central bank said.
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-- The total registered foreign direct investment in Hanoi city in the first half of 2013 fell 21.2 percent from a year ago to $300.5 million, while that of Ho Chi Minh City was down 42.7 percent to $490.9 million as of June 15, the statistics offices in the two cities said.
(Compiled by Hanoi Newsroom; Editing by Sunil Nair) Keywords: PRESS DIGEST VIETNAM/
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