Economy and commerce

Banking and financial services

NBC pushes for de-dollarisation on 43rd Riel Day

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) deputy governor Chea Serey on March 20 made a general call to keep using the local currency in day-to-day transactions, as part of de-dollarisation and other monetary policy initiatives, as a means to promote economic development. ...

May Kunmakara

Central bank, CMA roll out local-level ‘safe finance’ plan

The Kingdom’s central bank and the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) have jointly launched a project aimed at promoting financial literacy, consumer empowerment and consumer protections at the community level. ...

Yuth Vireak

Project aims to strengthen safe finance in communities

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) have rolled out a pilot campaign to promote financial literature, consumer empowerment and protection in Cambodian communities. ...

Marissa Carruthers

MFIs seek boosting financial literacy at communal level

A project to strengthen financial literacy at the local level has been launched to promote knowledge related to finance, rights, and client protection as well as to increase clients’ access to formal financial services within communities. ...

Ou Sokmean

NBC inks new payment connectivity pacts

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Thursday created a new milestone for the country by inking deals with the central banks of the Republic of Fiji and the Solomon Islands to exchange knowledge and experience on financial innovation and inclusion as well as to share ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia launches project to promote financial literacy at local level

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) have jointly launched the “Safe Finance in Community” project to promote financial literacy, rights and consumer protection in communities, a press statement said on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Microfinance to tap into WASH sector

A partnership between Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) and aims to increase access to safe water and sanitation nationwide by offering incentives to finance the sector. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Cambodia signs MoUs with Solomon Islands, Fiji on financial innovation, payment system

Cambodia has signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with the Solomon Islands and Fiji to extend the collaboration in the areas of financial innovation and payment system, said a joint statement on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NBC, Bank of China discuss cross-border payment

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and Bank of China on Wednesday discussed means to expand the cross-border payment between the two countries as well as develop transactions in other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said a release. ...

Kang Sothear

Kingdom looks to join China’s CIPS payment system

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is looking into joining the RMB Cross-border Interbank Payment System (CIPS) to provide additional international payment options; facilitate and boost trade, investment, tourism between the two countries through yuan-denominated transactions; and to make management of the Chinese currency in ...

May Kunmakara

CPBANK, ADB partner on small business loan project

Cambodia Post Bank Plc (CPBank) has partnered with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on a $10 million loan initiative to provide to the Kingdom’s micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSME) to support their recovery after years of Covid-related disruptions, according to ADB. ...

May Kunmakara

ADB and Cambodia Post Bank sign $10m loan for MSMEs

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Cambodia Post Bank (CP Bank) have signed a loan of up to $10 million to spur post-pandemic recovery for the nation’s micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) by increasing access to finance, with at least half earmarked for women. ...

Marissa Carruthers

Loan accounts reach 1.54M at end-2022: CBC

The total number of loan accounts reached 1.54 million nationwide in December, rising by 3.45 per cent “from the previous quarter”, according to the latest report from Credit Bureau (Cambodia) Co Ltd (CBC). ...

May Kunmakara

Joint venture funds coming to Cambodia ‘by end of Q1’

The Securities and Exchange Regulator of Cambodia (SERC) is set to authorise the establishment of joint venture funds in the first quarter of this year ending March 31, as the underlying regulatory framework nears completion, paving the way for licensed companies to raise money for ...

May Kunmakara

Be mindful of informal financing, NBC warns

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and National Police on February 2 issued a joint statement warning of the risks associated with informal financial services, which it said could put borrowers in excessive debt or otherwise upend their lives. ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to grow stronger this year, says Thai bank

The Economic Intelligence Centre of the Siam Commercial Bank forecasts the CLMV countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, will gain a stronger growth momentum in 2023, but remain below its growth potential prior to the COVID-19 outbreaks. ...

Khmer Times Staff

GDT intends to simplify tax payments for all businesses

Cambodian taxes can currently be paid at 10 commercial banks, thanks to memorandums of understanding (MoU) signed by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in a bid to improve tax administration efficiency and make life easier for taxpayers, according to a General Department of Taxation ...

Hin Pisei

NBC receives 306 financial complaints last year

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) received 306 cases of complaints and enquiries from consumers of services provided by banks and financial institutions through its hotline numbers in 26 cities and provinces in 2022. ...

Kang Sothear

NBC: E-wallet accounts in Cambodia hit 17.9M in 2022

The number of e-wallet accounts in the Kingdom reached 17.9 million at end-December amid an acceleration in electronic payment volumes driven in part by Covid-19 anxiety, reflecting gradual fintech (financial technology) development towards achieving the government’s digital economy objectives. ...

May Kunmakara

Banking and Financial Institutions' Code of Conduct, Lending Guidelines go into 'full implementation'

Prominent market players have affirmed that they are on board with the Banking and Financial Institutions’ Code of Conduct (BFI CoC) and associated Lending Guidelines, as well as their underlying objective to drive trust and professionalism in the field, as these sets of rules go ...

May Kunmakara

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