Ministries and other national bodies

National Bank of Cambodia

Book published on history of Kingdom’s microfinance industry

National Bank of Cambodia yesterday launched a book called “Building Inclusive Finance”. It traces the development of microfinance in Cambodia from its origins in rural development programmes in the early 1990s to the globalised industry it is today.​ The book was written by Ron Bevacqua, ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50762147/book-published-on-history-of-kingdoms-microfinance-industry/

Public ‘OK’ with removal of small-dollar banknotes

As the deadline draws close for commercial banks and microfinance institutions to send back smaller dollar banknotes to the National Bank of Cambodia without a service charge, businesses are seeing an increase in the use of the riel transactions with no real complaints from shoppers. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757036/public-ok-with-removal-of-small-dollar-banknotes/

Small banks ‘underperform’ in thriving sector

As the Kingdom’s energetic banking sector rockets at an average annual rate of 28 per cent and teems with an ever-increasing number of new players vying for a slice of the market, smaller banks have been left in the dust.​ ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/small-banks-underperform-thriving-sector

NBC head underscores value of women’s access to finance

Unlocking greater access to formal finance for Cambodian women will play a strategic role in the process of the Kingdom’s economic development, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) director-general Chea Serey said on Monday. She said this at the Training on the Trainers (ToT) Programme on Financial ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-head-underscores-value-womens-access-finance

Cambodia’s economy stagnant in first half

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said the Kingdom’s economic growth stagnated in the first half of the year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and forecast that the country’s GDP would contract 1.9 percent this year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50744787/cambodias-economy-stagnant-in-first-half/

Finance sector in good shape: NBC

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) says the banking sector will continue to grow confidently and actively contribute to economic activity. At the same time, the banking and finance sector continues to promote financial inclusion with the number of deposit clients reaching 8.2 million accounts ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50742892/finance-sector-in-good-shape-nbc/

Kingdom’s financial sector healthy

Cambodia’s financial sector remains on a sustainable growth path despite the Covid-19 pandemic squeezing crucial industries, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) governor Chea Chanto said. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/kingdoms-financial-sector-healthy

E-payments, key to promoting financial inclusion

Cambodia has seen recent and rapid growth in digital and electronic payment services, where the platform is regarded as a key to promote the Kingdom’s financial inclusion. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50736465/e-payments-key-to-promoting-financial-inclusion/

NBC meet set to shape post-Covid economy

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will host its seventh Annual Macroeconomic Conference under the theme “Discussion of Cambodia’s Economic Development Models” to gather input from academics, researchers, industry insiders and economists about how to structure the economy in a post-Covid-19 world. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-meet-set-shape-post-covid-economy

Local vendors shun small US currency

Reports of local vendors refusing to accept small US currency banknotes has continued over the weekend, despite repeated calls from both the Kingdom’s central bank and Prime Minister Hun Sen that all US currency banknotes will still be considered “legal tender”. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728832/local-vendors-shun-small-us-currency/

Blockchain system will reduce dependence on the ‘greenback’

Cambodian’s will soon be able to make near-instant payments via a new blockchain payment platform being launched under a system called Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) that will “ultimately undermine the popularity of the US dollar”, according to the Kingdom’s central bank director. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723403/blockchain-system-will-reduce-dependence-on-the-greenback/

Leasing Industry registers 63 percent surge in 2019

The Central Bank has reported that the total value in the leasing industry was recorded at  1,169 billion KHR ($287million), an increase of about  63 percent in 2019 compared with the year before. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718028/leasing-industry-registers-63-percent-surge-in-2019/

Real estate boosted last year but likely to suffer this year

The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the real estate sector in Cambodia was estimated at more than $437.3 million in 2019, according to data from the just-issued National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC) Annual Banking Supervision Report 2019. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50718100/real-estate-boosted-last-year-but-likely-to-suffer-this-year/

New NBC guidelines on financial institutions

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has requested financial institutions to reduce credit-related fees and lift fines until the end of December 2020, according to a letter it wrote. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50717330/new-nbc-guidelines-on-financial-institutions/

Agriculture to be a key pillar for economy

NBC’s Director-General has said that agriculture could potentially contribute to Cambodia’s economic growth as the workforce in the sector continues to increase while productivity remains high. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715090/agriculture-to-be-a-key-pillar-for-economy/

Nation’s banks adopt NBC’s COVID-19 crisis measures

As COVID-19 continues to carve out a path of economic destruction in the Kingdom, several financial institutions are considering re-classifying their loan-repayment structures to help relieve customers in fiscal trouble, in line with recent guidelines released by the National Bank of Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50712853/nations-banks-adopt-nbcs-covid-19-crisis-measures/

Riel effort to help local currency

The governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, the nation’s central bank, Chea Chanto, has opened his heart about the future of the domestic currency and the dollar. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50709853/riel-effort-to-help-local-currency/

Strong capital, liquidity in financial services

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has affirmed that commercial banking and finances have strong capital and liquidity although Novel Coronavirus outbreak is hitting the country’s economy. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708404/strong-capital-liquidity-in-financial-services/

Electronic settlements encouraged

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is encouraging the use of electronic methods for settlements rather than using cash to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50704646/electronic-settlements-encouraged/

Financial institutions give their support to NBC’s liquidity plan

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Wednesday announced the release of two more policies to increase liquidity in the local economy. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/financial-institutions-give-their-support-nbcs-liquidity-plan

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