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After poll, deposits at microfinance institutions down

Saving deposits at microfinance institutions (MFIs) this month decreased slightly from the average monthly amount because of a rise in withdrawals, industry officials said. Bun Mony, president of the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA), and the general manager at MFI Sathapana Limited, said many people have come ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/after-poll-deposits-microfinance-institutions-down

Mortgage loans see extension

CIMB Bank announced over the weekend that it will enlarge mortgage loans provided to clients, going from 70 per cent last year to 80 per cent financing of the total purchase price of properties for 2013. Heng Thida, head of retail financial services for the Malaysia-based ...

http://The Phnom Penh Post

Credit at Cambodia's banks grows by 5.4 pct in first half

Lending at Cambodia’s commercial banks increased by 5.4 percent in the first six months of this year thanks to a better economic situation, a central bank official said Monday. Nguon Sokha, director general of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), said that the kingdom’s 34 commercial ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-08/05/c_132603705.htm

Promotions few in financial sector

In late 2009, two months after graduating with a degree in economics, Heng Piseth found a job as a credit officer with a microfinance institution in Kampong Thom province. The story reflects a larger trend confronting young Cambodians entering the financial sector’s job market. While ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/promotions-few-financial-sector

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/

Revenues up at mail service, but not locally

Revenue at the Cambodia Post (CP), the country’s mail service provider, rose nearly $2 million in the first half of this year, a 10 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2012. But the service still handles mostly international shipments, and is failing ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/revenues-mail-service-not-locally

Rating agency says Acleda not affected by recent surge in withdrawals

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said Tuesday that its single-B ratings and stable outlook for Cambodia’s Acleda Bank Plc were “unaffected” by a recent surge in ATM cash withdrawals. A statement from Singapore said Sunday evening withdrawals after polls closed in national elections were about $4 ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NjZmOWY5OTFhN2I

MFI loans, deposits continue to increase

Both outstanding loans and savings deposits in 35 microfinance institutions (MFIs) continued to grow from January through to June this year, according to the latest report from the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA). By the end of the first half of this year, total loans from MFIs ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfi-loans-deposits-continue-increase

Scooter connects to phone

Japan-base Terra Motors said it plans to sell its smartphone-compatible electric scooter in Cambodia by the end of this year. The lithium-battery-powered A4000i, introduced last week in Tokyo, can be connected to an iPhone, delivering live data while driving. “We will start to sell this scooter ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/scooter-connects-phone

Deposits and loans increase

Deposit and loans at major commercial banks have continued to climb over the first half of this year, industry officials say. Grant Knuckey, chief executive officer of ANZ Royal Bank, said yesterday that ANZ continues to see strong growth in trade finance led by the agricultural ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/deposits-and-loans-increase

Japanese Mizuho Bank looks into Cambodian financial sector

Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest banks, opened a representative office here Monday thanks to increasing interest in Cambodia by Japanese investors, a bank official said. To date, Cambodia has five foreign banks’ representative offices, 34 commercial banks, seven specialized banks and 37 microfinance institutions, ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/08/c_132522621.htm

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

Confidence at central bank

As volatility strikes Asian markets in anticipation of the US Federal Reserve winding down quantitative easing – the practice of injecting money into the economy – the National Bank of Cambodia says the Kingdom will remain largely insulated thanks to an investment market still in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062566455/Business/confidence-at-central-bank.html

ACLEDA capitalises for growth

ACLEDA Bank, the largest locally owned commercial bank in Cambodia, said it has raised its current registered capital by $72.5 million, to $185.6 million, for business expansion domestically and internationally. It is the tenth time the bank has done so. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052365788/Business/acleda-capitalises-for-growth.html

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