RHB Bank Bhd. unit RHB Investment Bank Bhd. obtained approval from Malaysia's central bank to set up a subsidiary in Vietnam.
Bank Negara Malaysia's approval would allow the companies to establish a Vietnamese subsidiary following RHB Investment Bank's proposed acquisition of the remaining 51% stake in Vietnam Securities Corp. for 121.63 billion dong in cash.
As of Dec. 13, US$1 was equivalent to 23,290 Vietnamese dong.