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National Bank of Cambodia

NBC launches new payment and transfer system

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) officially launched its national retail payment system  “Retail Pay” yesterday to support and provide fast payment facilities for trade settlement and fund transfers in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807469/nbc-launches-new-payment-and-transfer-system/

Payments balance up Kingdom sees a 1.7 percent surplus in 2020

The Kingdom’s balance of payments (BOP) saw a 1.7 percent surplus compared with its gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 with growth supported by the in-flow of foreign direct investments and exports, according to a report from the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807074/payments-balance-up-kingdom-sees-a-1-7-percent-surplus-in-2020/

NBC governor wins award

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) governor Chea Chanto won Central Banker of the Year, Asia-Pacific award from premier financial magazine The Banker for his leadership in successfully navigating through a stormy 2020 during the Covid-19 crisis. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-governor-wins-award

NBC outlines 2021 risks for personal debt growth

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said declines in personal income and savings in 2020 pose the primary risk for a potential increase in personal debt in the Kingdom in 2021, according to its Macroeconomic and Banking Sector Update 2020 report. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50799995/nbc-outlines-2021-risks-for-personal-debt-growth/

NBC: 4% economic growth in 2021

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on December 31 forecast that the Kingdom’s economic growth will return to four percent growth this year if Covid-19 vaccines can successfully curtail the spread in the first half. The central bank’s forecast published in its Macroeconomic and Banking ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-4-economic-growth-2021

NBC conference discusses growth models for economic development

The seventh annual NBC Macroeconomic Conference 2020 commenced yesterday under the theme of  “Discussion of  Cambodia’s Economic Development Models”.  It is being held virtually and will conclude on the morning of Dec 29. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798180/nbc-conference-discusses-growth-models-for-economic-development/

Cambodia-Lao Central Banks committed to strengthening financial and economic cooperation

The Central Banks of Cambodia and  Laos have vowed to strengthen bilateral cooperation and relation on the development of the financial and economic sectors and to build friendship and cooperation between the two nations. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50796510/cambodia-lao-central-banks-committed-to-strengthening-financial-and-economic-cooperation/

Cambodian, Vietnamese Central Banks satisfied with bilateral cooperation

The Central Banks of Cambodia and Vietnam have lauded the progress of their bilateral cooperation which has contributed significantly to the development of the banking and economic sectors of the two countries. ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50792134/cambodian-vietnamese-central-banks-satisfied-with-bilateral-cooperation/

CBC develops wide-ranging financial app

The Credit Bureau of Cambodia (CBC) has made available a new digital application that for the first time allows Cambodian citizens to check their credit score, view credit reports and receive credit monitoring alerts. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50787813/cbc-develops-wide-ranging-financial-app/

Banks and FI loan restructuring extended until mid-2021

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will allow banks and financial institutions to continue loan restructuring until mid-2021, according to a letter sent to the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) last week. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50785076/banks-and-fi-loan-restructuring-extended-until-mid-2021/

Blockchain cited as boost to public trust in financial institutions

At this week’s 2020 Global Blockchain Policy Forum,  Assistant Governor and Director-General of Central Banking, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) Chea Serey stressed the need for building public trust in financial institutions and how the new Bakong payment system and infrastructure, built on blockchain technology, ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/783940/blockchain-cited-as-boost-to-public-trust-in-financial-institutions/

MFI credit risk relatively low, NBC’s Serey says

On the basis that non-performing loans stood around 2.3 percent as of August 31, 2020, credit risk in the microfinance sector remains relatively low, said National Bank of Cambodia assistant governor and director-general Chea Serey. ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfi-credit-risk-relatively-low-nbcs-serey-says

NBC auctions $50 million

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has announced a $50 million auction this week to stabilise the local currency exchange rate in the market. The NBC has informed banks, microfinance institutions (MFIs) and licensed money exchangers that the minimum rate for auction will be announced ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50775257/nbc-auctions-50-million/

NBC: Informal lenders shouldn’t tarnish all industry

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has made it clear that the whole microfinance industry should not be held accountable for some of the unregulated microloans that are pushing people deeper into debt. ...

Jason Boken
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50771437/nbc-informal-lenders-shouldnt-tarnish-all-industry/

NBC yet to issue ‘small banknote fee’

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is continuing to accept small denomination US banknotes ($1, $2 and $5) “free of charge” from financial institutions, despite the August 31 deadline it had set out in May. ...

Harrison White and Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50770277/nbc-yet-to-issue-small-banknote-fee/

NBC makes argument for more use of riels

National Bank of Cambodia Governor Chea Chanto said Cambodia needs a strong national currency to strengthen its economic and financial resilience to underlying crises, as well as to support sustainable and inclusive socio-economic growth and development. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50767469/nbc-makes-argument-for-more-use-of-riels/

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

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