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Amid credit expansion, Riel loans minimal

Cambodia’s credit sector is expanding rapidly with the central bank saying now is the time to start infusing the market with riel and begin a process of de-dollarization in the country’s economy. But as the growth of dollarized loans outstrips those in riel, disbursing credit ...

George Styllis and Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/amid-credit-expansion-riel-loans-minimal-66610/

E-Commerce Law goes ahead with WB funding

A draft law on e-commerce that would regulate electronic trade in Cambodia will arrive at the Council of Ministers in August, following revision by two other state institutions, officials at the Ministry of Commerce said Wednesday. Orm Dararith, director of the Ministry of Commerce’s legal department, ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/e-commerce-law-goes-ahead-with-wb-funding-60518/

In Cambodia, Cyber Casinos Fall Into a Legal Gray Area

In 2010, the Ha Tien Vegas Entertainment Resort, a casino investment on Kampot province’s border with Vietnam that included luxury karaoke rooms and suites, launched with high hopes of attracting Vietnamese gamblers. At the end of December, Ha Tien Vegas closed down. To the north, in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/in-cambodiacyber-casinos-fall-into-a-legal-gray-area-38322/

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

China currency deals surge

As trade activity between Cambodia and China intensifies, banks are seeing an increase in deals transacted in yuan, the Chinese currency. Operating in Cambodia since 2010, Bank of China’s Phnom Penh Branch has been trying to promote business transactions in yuan, and has seen a significant ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866712/Business/china-currency-deals-surge.html

Local banks gain trust: survey

Nearly nine out of 10 Cambodians have confidence in local financial institutions, a trend that stands in sharp contrast to Europe and the US, a poll published last week found. However, industry insiders question the results, as the Kingdom’s financial services are still under-developed. The poll ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052765847/Business/local-banks-gain-trust-survey.html

Acleda Plans to Launch Internet Banking Services

Acleda Bank PLC plans to launch internet banking services in September, the bank’s president and CEO, In Channy, said yesterday. Internet banking will be available to customers in Cambodia and abroad, Mr. Channy said. The system Acleda chose, he said, is used by many leading ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Acleda seeks bidders for ATM drive

Cambodia’s largest commercial bank, Acleda, plans to install 30 automatic teller machines (ATMs) this year as the bank expects about a million new depositors during the coming year. Acleda president and chief executive In Channy told the Post yesterday additional ATMs would be installed in Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030461728/Business/acleda-seeks-bidders-for-atm-drive.html

Maruhan bank opens Laos office in Vientiane

Cambodian-Japanese bank Maruhan Japan opened an office in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, on Saturday, making it the second Cambodian bank and the first Japanese bank to come to that country. Maruhan’s presence in Laos would boost economic and investment ties between the two ASEAN member ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021861422/Business/maruhan-bank-opens-laos-office-in-vientiane.html

Food, beverage imports rise

Cambodia spent about $200 million on food and beverage imports to supply the domestic market last year – an increase of more than 10 per cent from the previous year, official data from the Ministry of Commerce show. Government officials and representatives of the private sector ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021361334/Business/food-beverage-imports-rise.html

Last Year Saw More New Firms Register

Almost 3,400 new businesses were registered in Cambodia in 2012, an increase of 9 percent on the previous year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. In 2012, the ministry’s business registration department recorded some 3,385 new companies, compared with 3,104 new companies in 2011, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Banks give students some tips

The first Banking Careers Forum, organised on Friday by CamEd Business School with the support of leading banks and Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), attracted hundreds of students –  the majority of them studying accounting and banking – to participate and find job opportunities in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010760648/Business/banks-give-students-some-tips.html

Prasac inaugurates new HQ in Phnom Penh

Officials expressed optimism that microfinance institution Prasac would be able to attract more deposit placing clients, after the inauguration of its new headquarters in Phnom Penh’s Boeung Tompun district yesterday. Representatives from the National Bank of Cambodia  and Prasac expect the new 10-storey building to enhance ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/prassacs-new-hq-inaugurated.html

ACLEDA Bank Plc. Extends Mobile Financial Services to New Segments with Mobiliti Reach from Fiserv

A leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, today announced that ACLEDA Bank Plc. (ACLEDA), the largest bank in Cambodia, has extended its ACLEDA Unity mobile banking and payments service to new, untapped consumer segments using Mobiliti Reach™ from Fiserv. The bank, which has ...

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/10/28/acleda-bank-plc-extends-mobile-financial-services-/

The bank that likes to say less: Cambodia’s greatest commercial success story is not over yet

AN HOUR’S drive south of Phnom Penh, deep in rural Cambodia, Chrek Heang is doing the rounds of his rapidly expanding poultry and fisheries business. Just four years ago he was living, like most of his countrymen, in a small wooden hut with a tin ...

http://www.economist.com/node/21563302

Moody’s to review Cambodia's banks for downgrades

Moody’s Investor Services will review ACLEDA Bank and Cambodian Public Bank (Campu Bank) for potential downgrades, according to a release from the rating agency on Wednesday. But the move comes primarily as a response to the global financial crisis and the rating agency’s attempt to realign sovereign ratings with ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012042055668/Business/moodys-eyes-kingdom-banks.html

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