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Economy and commerce

Small and medium enterprises (SME)

New president for Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs Association

Keo Mom, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Lyly Food Industry, has been elected as the new president of the Cambodian Women Entrepreneurs Association (CWEA) for its fourth mandate.  Her term will last from 2021-2024. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50834182/new-president-for-cambodian-women-entrepreneurs-association/

SME gets in-principle nod for IPO

The Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) approved in principle the listing eligibility of a privately-owned small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) on its Growth Board, CSX vice-chairman Ha Jong-weon told The Post on March 22. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sme-gets-principle-nod-ipo

IFC may provide ACLEDA $200 mn to help female entrepreneurs and SMEs

ACLEDA Bank Plc has proposed a five-year, $200 million blended finance investment from the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), disclosure documents reveal. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50825874/ifc-may-provide-acleda-200-mn-to-help-female-entrepreneurs-and-smes/

Retail sector feels pinch of Covid-19 outbreak

Most retail businesses in Phnom Penh have seen a substantial plunge in sales since the February 20 community transmission, which continues to spread across the capital and to the provinces. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/retail-sector-feels-pinch-covid-19-outbreak

NBC, IFC to boost SME financial access

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) will join forces on the “Cambodia Supply Chain Finance Market Development” project and expand financial access for the Kingdom’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-ifc-boost-sme-financial-access

SHE launches new tools for women-led businesses

SHE Investments, a social enterprise supporting women entrepreneurs, has announced the official launch of its Digital Resource Centre (DRC) and Kotra Riel app. The event was held to celebrate both the concurrent launches and the achievements of women in the work world and their importance ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50814158/she-launches-new-tools-for-women-led-businesses/

Forum to promote ‘Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in COVID-19 Era’

The National Bank of Cambodia has collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through Pact Cambodia, Khmer Enterprise, Swisscontact and Good Return to organise the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Forum on “Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in COVID-19 Era”. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810949/forum-to-promote-access-to-finance-for-women-entrepreneurs-in-covid-19-era/

Helping SMEs to stand on their own two feet

Following the successful completion of two rounds of assistance packages to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups during the COVID-19 pandemic, Khmer Enterprise will implement a third this year. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810982/helping-smes-to-stand-on-their-own-two-feet/

Young innovators pitch ideas

Seven dynamic startups run by young entrepreneurs pitched their innovative ventures to business leaders and investors from Cambodia and around the world, at the culmination of the Bluetribe initiative, a unique and intensive six-month startup incubation scheme. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810579/young-innovators-pitch-ideas/

ACLEDA bank to continue its SME support across 2021

President and Group Managing Director of ACLEDA Bank Plc In Channy has announced that the bank has reserved nearly $600 million for lending to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector in Cambodia in 2021. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50809009/acleda-bank-to-continue-its-sme-support-across-2021/

CSX webcast targets small, medium firms

Fresh off the largest initial public offering in its history, the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) is courting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to list on its main board. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807111/csx-webcast-targets-small-medium-firms/

UN rolls out fund for women-led firms

Cambodian women-led fintechs, technology or regulated financial institutions are among the enterprises eligible for the recently-launched Women Enterprise Recovery Fund to promote and expand their businesses, according to the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/un-rolls-out-fund-women-led-firms

SME fund fully subscribed

A $100 million small and medium enterprise co-financing scheme (SCFS) fund was fully subscribed by mid-October 2020, according to a senior executive of SME Bank of Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803513/sme-fund-fully-subscribed/

Development bank delivers $245mn to agri-sector producers, exporters, SMEs

A senior executive of the state-owned Agriculture Rural Development Bank (ARDB) said the financial institution has released $245 million to rice millers and exporters, the livestock sector and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802809/development-bank-delivers-245mn-to-agri-sector-producers-exporters-smes/

CMA says member institutions have restructured $1.38B of loans

The Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) has announced that as of January 3, 2021, CMA members have provided loan restructuring worth $1.382 billion.  The total number of restructuring requests stood at 303,593 with 285,234 having been granted. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802377/cma-says-member-institutions-have-restructured-138b-of-loans/

$500K investment for SMEs to improve e-commerce

A $500,000 investment will go towards 125 small and medium sized businesses set to gain grants and training in online commerce according to a joint press release by the Ministry of Commerce of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) and the UN ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50798664/500k-investment-for-smes-to-improve-e-commerce/

EDF outlines support to growing local entrepreneurial ecosystem

The Entrepreneurship Development Fund  (EDF) Board of Trustees convened last week to review some of EDF’s notable achievements in 2020 in supporting Cambodia’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50797899/edf-outlines-support-to-growing-local-entrepreneurial-ecosystem/

Bank gets $50M loan for SMEs, businesswomen

Sathapana Bank Plc received a $50 million loan from Proparco, a subsidiary of Agence Francaise de Developpement (AFD) to increase lending by the bank to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and women entrepreneurs in Cambodia. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bank-gets-50m-loan-smes-businesswomen

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