NBC plans $50M Forex bids in effort to stabilise currency

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has scheduled four foreign exchange auctions this September to infuse a total of $50 million into the market. The move comes at a critical time, with experts viewing it as a significant step towards stabilising the Cambodian riel against ...

Van Socheata

Chinese yuan not to be legalized in Cambodia, NBC confirms

The agreement between the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and UnionPay International is not to legalize the Chinese currency in the nation but rather to raise the prestige of the Khmer riel through cross-border QR payments, NBC’s deputy governor-general confirmed after concerns were raised over ...

Mao Sreypich

NBC celebrates 43rd anniversary of riel reintroduction

In a bid to raise public awareness of the usage of the national currency, National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) hosted a seminar on ‘Riel, Financial Literacy and Bakong’ at the Center for Banking Studies yesterday. ...

Adur Pradeep

Rising Riel in circulation earns demand in public

The prudential monetary policies and Riel promotion have built price stability of Riel, which earned public trust over the circulation of the national currency, said a senior official at the National Bank of Cambodia. ...

Chea Vanyuth

‘Best New Banknote’ award for 15,000 riel bill delivered to NBC chief

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has finally been delivered the 2019 “Best New Banknote” award received for its 15,000 riel banknote by representatives from the printing company Landqart AG after a long wait due to pandemic-induced border restrictions.   ...

Ry Sochan

Riel effort to help local currency

The governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, the nation’s central bank, Chea Chanto, has opened his heart about the future of the domestic currency and the dollar. ...

Khmer Times Staff

China is promoting the yuan for settling trade deals with the Kingdom

Due to the expansion of economic and business activities between Cambodia and China, since early August the Bank of China has been negotiation with National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on the promotion of business transactions in Chinese yuan. It is part of a larger but quiet ...

Prices and Monetary Developments

Price levels picked up during the first half of 2012 but will likely cool down in the second half of the year due to changes in energy prices and major food related items. Therefore, the inflation rate has been upwardly adjusted by 30 basis points to 4.8 percent ...

Looking back at riel history

For the past decade, Cambodia’s economy has steadily grown with GDP growth surpassing 5% on a compounded annual basis for the past twelve years. Nearly 58% of the populace is engaged in agriculture, while the service sector employs 26% and industry accounts for the remaining ...

Cambodia Takes Aim at the Dominant Dollar

PHNOM PENH—In its home country, the Cambodian riel has long played second fiddle to the U.S. dollar—but a new stock exchange and government de-dollarization policies could bolster it in coming years, policy makers and experts say. Dollars change hands with greater frequency than riel in the ...

The strange adventure of the Cambodian currency

On the post office square, a beautiful Art Deco building now houses the restaurant Van, an insurance company and the offices of the AFD (French Development Agency). An inquiring mind will not fail to notice on the gates the presence of little medallions with the ...

Inflation Report To Be Delayed Official Says

With prices creeping upward and the central bank looking to take monetary action to fight inflation, the government has suspended the publication of the monthly Consumer Price Index, an official at the Ministry of Pallning said yesterday. Sam Saroeun, deputy director of the statistic department ...

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