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ANZ Royal home loan center

More Cambodians took out home loans last year than the year before, prompting banks like ANZ Royal to provide specialized services for the growing sector.   ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/36508/anz-royal-home-loan-center/

ANZ Royal wins best trade finance bank awards

ANZ Royal announced yesterday that it has bagged the prestigious 2016 Triple A Awards from The Asset magazine after being named as the best trade finance bank in Cambodia. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25555/anz-royal-wins-best-trade-finance-bank-awards/

Cambodia rides out recession smoothly

Cambodia was the only country in the Greater Mekong subregion to have increased its rate of exports following the 2008 global financial crisis, thanks largely to garments accounting for the majority of its manufacturing exports, a new report has found. The Greater Mekong 5 – Cambodia, ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/cambodia-rides-out-recession-smoothly

Manulife signs on with Wing

Third-party payments provider Wing yesterday penned a deal with Canada-based financial services group, Manulife. According to a joint statement issued by the two companies, Wing customers can now pay their Manulife insurance bills via the company’s mobile payments system.​ ...

Eddie Morton
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/manulife-signs-wing

Steady rise for business registration in Kingdom

Despite ongoing protests over the minimum wage in the garment industry and the political deadlock that lasted well in to July, Cambodia registered over 3,000 new businesses from January to September this year. The latest data from the Ministry of Commerce reveal there were 3,025 newly ...

May Kunmakara
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/steady-rise-business-registration-kingdom

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/

Deadlock end lifts business spirits

Cambodia’s business community welcomed the news yesterday that the county’s longest-ever parliamentary deadlock had come to an end – a resolution investors say will help ease fears of political instability. The ruling Cambodian People’s Party and the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party yesterday struck a deal ...

Eddie Morton and Daniel de Carteret
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/deadlock-end-lifts-business-spirits

Staff poaching spurs bank action

Cambodia’s banking sector is looking to establish a collective fund to help recoup staff training expenses lost from competitors poaching employees off one another, Grant Knuckey, CEO of ANZ Royal said yesterday. Speaking at the launch of ANZ Royal’s business confidence index in Phnom Penh yesterday, ...

Eddie Morton and Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/staff-poaching-spurs-bank-action

Survey says firms confident despite deadlock

Local and foreign firms have a high level of confidence in the current economic climate in Cambodia despite the political deadlock in the country since last year’s disputed election, and are optimistic about business over the next year, according to a study to be released ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/survey-says-firms-confident-despite-deadlock-58295/

Coca-Cola auditors visit sugar suppliers

Third-party auditors hired by The Coca-Cola Company are conducting an audit of Cambodian sugar suppliers, NGO and community representatives said yesterday. “Coke has commissioned them to conduct an assessment on their suppliers. They will talk to all parties, the community, NGOs and the company,” said Eang ...

Kevin Ponniah and May Titthara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/coca-cola-auditors-visit-sugar-suppliers

NGOs say bank must remain to clean mess

Rights groups yesterday called on ANZ bank to help address alleged labour and environmental violations at Phnom Penh Sugar Company instead of walking away from the problem. A joint statement released yesterday by Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International said it would be wrong for the ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ngos-say-bank-must-remain-clean-mess

Orix Investment in Acleda Seen as Exploratory

Orix, a Japanese financial conglomerate, will acquire about $11 million shares in Acleda Bank PLC, Cambodia’s largest bank, by the year’s end, officials announced Wednesday, although industry executives said the investment appears only exploratory and likely won’t make more than a ripple in the banking ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/orix-investment-in-acleda-seen-as-exploratory-46968/

World Bank Report Says Few Cambodians Using Bank Accounts

Only 3.7 percent of Cambodia’s 14 million people have bank accounts with a financial institution, while less than 1 percent of those with an account are actually using them to save money, according to a World Bank report released Tuesday. Though the World Bank’s Global Financial ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/world-bank-report-says-few-cambodians-using-bank-accounts-46844/

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

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

$500M Leaves Cambodia Illegally Each Year

Almost $500 million a year was taken out of Cambodia in “illicit financial flows” between 2001 and 2010, a report released yesterday in the U.S. claims. People in the Cambodian finance sector, however, expressed doubts about the accuracy of the figure, which appears in a report ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/500m-leaves-cambodia-illegally-each-year-6748/

Real Estate Mondays launches

A group of local property agents has initiated a monthly gathering for real estate professionals and those interested in the industry to meet and share business ideas and industry insights. The first of the monthly gatherings, known as Real Estate Monday, was held this week at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/real-estate-mondays-launches.html

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