The starting price will be 80.7 million VND (3,170 USD) per tael. A tael equals 37.5 grams or 1.2 ounces.

SJC gold prices fall sharply by more than VND 1 million per tael on Monday morning.


Fifteen businesses have been given permission to buy. They need to make a deposit of 10% of their purchase value. Each purchaser is allowed to place orders for at least 1,400 taels and at most 2,000 tales.

Bidders will have 30 minutes to determine the price and volume they want. The winners will be announced one hour after the auction closes.

Prospective buyers need to place their deposit no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day.

Earlier, the central cancelled the auction planned for April 22 as too few businesses registered to bid.

It said it has completed preparation for the bidding with a view to ensuring stable, transparent, and effective operation of the domestic market.

The last time the central bank sold gold bars was in 2013 when over 1.8 million taels were offloaded, with a total of 76 auctions.

Source: VNA