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National Bank of Cambodia

Japan key partner in digital economy drive

Japan remains a key partner in Cambodia’s journey towards becoming a fully-digitalised economy, according to a prominent banker in the country. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Cambodia records sharp rise in digital payment in 2022: report

Cambodia has seen a significant rise in mobile payments as more people transition from cash-based to digital transaction options, according to a recent report by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). ...

Khmer Times Staff

NBC closes 104 rural credit institutions

The Coalition of Cambodia Farmers Community said on Thursday that the recent shutdown of 104 rural credit institutions that provided loans to farmers will not affect their livelihoods, saying that past interest rates were high. ...

Meas Molika

Payment in riel grew faster than US dollar through Bakong

The amount of cash paid in riel by account holders through Bakong system has increased 4.1 times in 2022 compared to the previous year, while that paid in US dollar through the same system has risen 3.2 times, and the transactions made through this system ...

Kang Sothear

NBC’s Chanto: Kingdom’s growth will hit 6% in 2023

The central bank governor has set a six per cent target for Cambodia’s economic growth in 2023 – higher than the 5.2-5.8 per cent forecast by major international institutions such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). ...

Rann Reuy

Bakong system lends a hand to promote riel usage

The Bakong system, the interbank transaction platform of the country launched by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), has helped with the de-dollarization efforts of the central bank through payments using KHQR and also by promoting cross-border payments.​​ ...

Manoj Mathew

NBC disseminates financial inclusiveness in Kampong Cham

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Thursday last week disseminated the country’s microfinance industry to local authorities in a district in Kampong Cham province mainly to promote financial literacy, increase financial inclusiveness and enhance protection of banking and financial service consumers, said a release ...

Kang Sothear

Riel day reiterates significance of national currency

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) organized on Monday a Seminar on Riel, Financial Literacy and Bakong system, as part of the celebration of the 43rd anniversary of reintroduction of Riel, the national currency. ...

Khmer Times Staff

NBC celebrates 43rd anniversary of riel reintroduction

In a bid to raise public awareness of the usage of the national currency, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) hosted a seminar on ‘Riel, Financial Literacy and Bakong’ at the Center for Banking Studies yesterday. ...

Adur Pradeep

NBC calls for more UK investment, exports

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) assistant governor Chea Serey on February 7 proposed that British businesspeople ramp up their investments in Cambodia and buy more local goods, to strengthen bilateral economic relations and stimulate recovery in the Southeast Asian country following a downturn linked to ...

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

NBC: Int’l reserves $17.8B at end-2022

The Kingdom’s international reserves ended 2022 at $17.8 billion, equivalent to seven months of import cover, compared to $20.3 billion and 8.1 months at end-2021, which pundits affirm is still high for a developing country given the recent global financial crisis, signalling positive levels of ...

May Kunmakara

H2 inflation to fall below 5%: NBC boss

Average year-on-year inflation for the second half (H2) of 2022 will fall below five per cent, on the back of improvements in economic activity, as gross domestic product (GDP) grows around five per cent over the period, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) governor Chea Chanto ...

May Kunmakara

Inflation predicted to fall below five percent

Inflation remains under control and is predicted to drop below five percent as banking and financial institutes continue to aid post-pandemic economic recovery, says the National Bank of Cambodia. ...

Prak Chan Thul

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

Finance Ministry, NBC enhance digital verification of customer documents

The Ministry of Economy and Finance and the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) have reached a memorandum of understanding on electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC) cooperation, aiming to enhance digital verification of customer documents in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry Of Women’s Affairs, NBC and Visa celebrate completion of partnership on Promoting Financial Literacy for women and women entrepreneurs

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), and Visa, have completed their year-long program “Promoting Financial Literacy for Women and Women Entrepreneurs”, helping to improve financial literacy and economically empower nearly 10,000 women, entrepreneurs and students across Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Paris Peace Agreement commemorated with 30k note

The government will put a 30,000 riel banknote into circulation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Paris Peace Agreement. ...

Yin Soeum

NBC extends loan restructures to end of year

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) released a series of measures on Monday to extend relief to customers suffering financially from the effects of COVID-19.   ...

Brian Badzmierowski

NBC: Fintech fuels 2020 boom in Kingdom's payment systems

Payment systems in Cambodia have seen remarkable strides in line with the evolution of financial technology (fintech) and significantly contribute to the development of the national economy, as digital transactions witness a Covid-19 boom, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said in the 2020 annual ...

Thou Vireak

The National Bank of Cambodia discourages usage of bank notes to curb COVID-19 spread

The National Bank of Cambodia today issued an announcement encouraging all members of the public to use electronic payment services to participate in the prevention and control of the spread of COVID- 19. ...

Khmer Times Staff

COVID won’t hold us back, ASEAN meeting agrees

Speaking at the virtually held ASEAN Finance and Central Bank Deputies’ Meeting (AFCDM), Neav Chanthana, deputy governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), said that members are committed to pushing economic growth in the region despite the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Sok Chan

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