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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

World Bank urges government to accelerate reforms

The World Bank urged the Cambodian government Wednesday to accelerate reforms while taking a participatory approach to its National Strategic Development Plan. Speaking at a meeting of the Development Partner Coordination Committee, World Bank Country Director Annette Dixon congratulated the government on its current development plan ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=N2UxZWMzOTI4YmIwMjQ2YWFlOTI5MDNiM2Q5NWY3

Land-grabbing letter hits nerve

The government yesterday lashed out at a letter sent by opposition lawmakers to the World Bank that urged the bank to increase pressure on the government to end forced evictions, land grabbing and threats against community members involved in land disputes with well-connected companies. Council ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090751500/National-news/land-grabbing-letter-hits-nerve.html

Lake Residents Granted Bloc of Development Land

Thousands of Boeung Kak lake residents who have been fighting a protracted battle with Phnom Penh and a development company have seen their fortunes reversed and have been granted a small plot of land on which to resettle. Prime Minister Hun Sen signed a subdecree ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Lake-Residents-Granted-Bloc-of-Development-Land-127848133.html

World Bank fund halt irks officials

THE government expressed disappointment yesterday with the World Bank’s announcement that it had halted new country loans due to the ongoing land dispute at Boeung Kak lake in Phnom Penh and vowed to raise the issue with the bank’s executive board. “We are very dissatisfied ...

>http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081050948/National-news/world-bank-fund-halt-irks-officials.html

Defiance Greets World Bank's Funding Freeze

Government officials yesterday dismissed the World Bank’s recently revealed decision to freeze funding for new projects in Cambodia to protest a Phnom Penh real estate project that has forced thousand of families out of their homes. A housing rights group closely following the evictions said ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

World Bank stops funds for Cambodia over evictions

The World Bank said on Tuesday it had stopped providing loans to Cambodia and would not resume lending until the government did something to help hundreds of families facing eviction from land around a lake in the country’s capital, Phnom Penh. “The World Bank’s last ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/09/cambodia-worldbank-idUSL3E7J920D20110809

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