Economy and commerce

Small and medium enterprises SME

Over 1000 new SMEs registered in Jan-Nov

The Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation registered more than a thousand small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the January-November period of last year, bringing the total registered SMEs to around 44,000. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501218771/over-1000-new-smes-registered-in-jan-nov/

Business credit guarantee plan remains in place

The finance ministry has authorised the extension of the Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia Plc’s (CGCC) $200 million Business Recovery Guarantee Scheme (BRGS) beyond December 31, 2022, until all funds have been utilised, according to the CGCC. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/business-credit-guarantee-plan-remains-place

SME Bank loans top $432M, help at least 3,260 businesses

The state-owned Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia Plc (SME Bank) has disbursed more than $432 million in loans to at least 3,260 SMEs, to keep them from going under during the height of the Covid-19 crisis, and subsequently to help them reopen and ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sme-bank-loans-top-432m-help-least-3260-businesses

Over 20,000 businesses featured on Single Portal

A total of 20,574 companies, with cumulative “registered share capital” of $5.77 billion, were successfully registered on the Online Business Registration Platform – also known as the “Single Portal” – as of December 26 at 2pm, the Online Business Registration Service (“OBRS”) reported. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/over-20000-businesses-featured-single-portal

SME Bank loans top $410M, help over 3K businesses

The state-owned Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia Plc (SME Bank) has disbursed some $418 million in loans to at least 3,185 small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) since its foundation, as of October 31, to keep them from going under during the height of ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sme-bank-loans-top-410m-help-over-3k-businesses

Small businesses urged to register with NSSF

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has instructed its officials to focus on outreach to small enterprises and encourage them to register with the NSSF, noting that some of the businesses obligated to pay into the fund in its first month have been slow to ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/small-businesses-urged-register-nssf

Khmer Enterprise to double startup and SME investment to $10m

At yesterday’s luncheon discussing Cambodia’s startup and SME ecosystem, Vongsey Vissoth, permanent secretary of state of Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), said Khmer Enterprise (KE) will increase its investment portion from $5 million to $10 million as part of the nation’s Covid-19 recovery plans ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-khmer-enterprise-to-double-startup-sme-investment

Single Portal logs 3.8K firms in 125 days

A total of 3,789 businesses were successfully registered on the Online Business Registration Platform, also known as the “Single Portal”, in the 125 days to October 17, bringing the cumulative figure to 18,465, according to the Online Business Registration Service, the competent government agency. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/single-portal-logs-38k-firms-125-days

Cambodia urges initiatives to support SMEs and informal economy

Cambodia Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Samheng has called on more initiatives to improve working conditions for workers in small and medium enterprises and informal economy in ASEAN and ASEAN partner countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501170973/cambodia-urges-initiatives-to-support-smes-and-informal-economy/

Investment framework key for SME sector's Covid-19 recovery

Khmer Enterprise must continue implementing co-investment frameworks and priority sectors for investment to grow the country’s SME sector in the wake of the pandemic, according to the Entrepreneurship Development Fund. ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodia-edf-khmer-enterprise-for-startup-sme

Improving Cambodia’s startup investment ecosystem

The Entrepreneurship Development Fund (EDF) held a workshop last Thursday to discuss “preliminary findings and to gather input on challenges and policy for startups and SMEs investment aspects” in Cambodia. ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/improving-cambodia-startup-investment-ecosystem

E-payments to save MSMEs on costs: NBC

Digitising payments could bring substantial cost savings for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSME), not only by simplifying cash management processes but also reducing potential opportunities for misappropriation or corruption, according to the central bank chief. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/e-payments-save-msmes-costs-nbc

ACLEDA scoops award for aiding Cambodian SMEs

ACLEDA Bank, one of Cambodia’s largest banks, today revealed it has been crowned the “Best Bank Partner for SMEs in EAP Award” by Washington DC-based International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a member of the World Bank Group. ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/acleda-scoops-award-for-aiding-cambodian-smes

Global Finance Forum aims to support Cambodia’s SMEs

Cambodia is hosting the Global SME Finance Forum, where more than 400 delegates from 60 countries gathered to learn and share ways to create an enabling environment to support SMEs and financial inclusion as Cambodian finance specialists say access to financing remains a major challenge ...

Thai Sothea
https://kiripost.com/stories/global-finance-forum-aims-to-support-cambodias-smes

Khmer Enterprise launches second cohort of EMDG to provide further benefits to SMEs

Khmer Enterprise, a unit under the Ministry of Economy and Finance, has recently launched the second cohort of its Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) programme to provide further benefit to the small and medium sized enterprises. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501137817/khmer-enterprise-launches-second-cohort-of-emdg-to-provide-further-benefits-to-smes/

MoU signed to strengthen Cambodia’s SME sector

The European Chamber of Commerce and Cambodia Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA) have united to promote a sustainable ecosystem for entrepreneurs and SMEs while also boosting Cambodia’s exposure as a foreign investment destination. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/mou-signed-to-strengthen-cambodias-sme-sector

MEF calling for loans to SMEs with no collateral

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) and Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia Plc (CGCC) are encouraging banks and microfinance institutions (MFI) to use credit guarantee mechanisms to boost financial inclusion and help expand small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) by issuing loans to businesses that ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mef-calling-loans-smes-no-collateral

Cambodia’s SMEs battle string of challenges

The Director General of the National Bank of Cambodia, Chea Serey, said on Thursday that Cambodian SMEs face a number of challenges that range from a lack of human resources and market capitalization, to access to credit. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodias-smes-battle-string-of-challenges

Cambodia’s SMEs battle string of challenges

The Director General of the National Bank of Cambodia, Chea Serey, said on Thursday that Cambodian SMEs face a number of challenges that range from a lack of human resources and market capitalization, to access to credit. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodias-smes-battle-string-of-challenges

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