KB Financial Group unveils Global Digital Banking service in Cambodia

The KB Global Digital Bank is a rechargeable wallet-based mobile banking service which combines both financial services, such as account, wire transfer, overseas remittance and P2P payment, and non-financial services like messaging. ...

Jung Suk-yee

Patent tax can now be paid at banks, department says

The General Department of Taxation notified patent owners that they have three months to pay taxes owed on their patents, but they can do so at banks this year for the first time,  its director general said yesterday. ...

Sum Manet

Muang Thai Life to expand into Cambodia in early 2016

Sara Lamsam, president and chief executive officer, said yesterday that the company has formed a 49:51 joint venture called Sovannaphum Life Assurance with its partner Canadia Investment Holding, the holding company of Canadia Bank, Cambodia’s second-largest bank. ...

Sucheera Pinijparakarn

Japan bank to join hands with Cambodia

Japanese regional bank Shiga Bank said that it will join hands with major Cambodian bank Canadia Bank Plc by the end of the month to gain access to economic information in the Southeast Asian country to provide to Japanese companies. It will be the first partnership ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Property tax revenue for this year tops $1M

With the deadline for property owners to pay their dues passing today, Acleda Bank – one of two agencies collecting tax for the government – has received over $1 million in property tax payments this financial year. So Phonnary, executive vice president of Acleda Bank, told ...

Hor Kimsay

Businesses must pay property tax by October

Businesses registered in Cambodia have until the end of the month to pay their annual property tax to the country’s General Department of Taxation (GDT). According to the GDT, business owners must pay by September 30 to avoid being fined. ...

George Styllis

Court concludes $2.3m canadia fraud case

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday concluded the trial of two former employees of Canadia Bank and two alleged accomplices charged in October with embezzling more than $2 million from fraudulent credit card accounts. Presiding Judge Kor Vandy heard closing arguments in the case—believed to ...

Eang Mengleng

Canadia investigating fake $100 ‘hell notes’

Canadia Bank said on Thursday it was investigating how two fake $100 notes were allegedly given to a customer who cashed a check. The customer, Eam Sopheap, a human resources manager at The Cambodia Daily newspaper, said he received two fake $100 notes from a teller ...

Oshua Wilwohl and Ben Sokhean

Construction, sales of Casa Meridian to get under way this weekend

The Hong Kong-invested Casa Meridian project plans to launch sales and start construction at the end of this month. Casa Meridian is a skyscraper condominium development on Diamond Island (Koh Pich), which developers there hope will become a modern commercial and residential area of Phnom Penh ...

Siv Meng

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

Civil servants given go-ahead to denounce lax bosses in media

A month after a call for civil servants to strike for higher pay, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered government ministries to ensure that staff are paid on time, and said that otherwise workers could air their grievances in the press. The prime minister’s remarks, ...

Khy Sovuthy

Koh Pich: diamond in the rough slowly comes together

Since being designated for development by the municipal government in 2006, Koh Pich has been abuzz with activity. Now covered in the widest, least-congested roads in central Phnom Penh, this island is filling up quickly with residential, retail and hospitality projects aimed at affluent locals ...

Chris Horton

Government salaries to no longer be paid in cash

The wages of 400,000 civil servants from 39 government ministries are to be paid via a new electronic banking system due to be rolled out next month. Secretary of State for the Ministry of Economy and Finance Chu Kim Leng announced the new payroll system on ...

Chan Muy Hong

Canadia Bank’s Credit Chief Aided $2.3M Embezzlement

One of the four suspects who have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the theft of $2.3 million from Canadia Bank was the head of the bank’s credit section during the time that the embezzlement scheme was carried out, according to a senior adviser ...

Colin Meyn and Eang Mengleng

Former Manager Admits Stealing $2.3M From Canadia Bank

The former manager of Canadia Bank’s credit section has admitted to stealing $2.3 million from the bank’s accounts, the suspect’s lawyer said Tuesday, in what is one of the largest embezzlement schemes ever undertaken in Cambodia’s nascent banking industry. The testimony from Yeth So­pheaktra, 30, to ...

Eang Mengleng and Colin Meyn

Three Charged for $2.3 Million Embezzlement From Banks

The former manager of Canadia Bank’s credit section, along with two accomplices at the bank, were charged Thursday with theft and forgery for allegedly embezzling about $2.3 million from ABA and SBC banks, according to municipal court and police officials. “The deputy [municipal court] prosecutor has ...

Eang Mengleng

Speaking in tongues: Young Cambodians learning foreign languages to improve economic opportunities

In the globalised world, being able to communicate in more than one language is becoming essential for many people seeking rewarding careers. Young Cambodians have taken this message to heart and are learning Cambodia is slowly moving up the development ladder but low-wage factory labour still ...

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 ...

Agreement to boost construction sector

An agreement was signed between Cambodia’s Constructors Association (CCA) and the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction two days ago, to tighten enforcement on construction companies here in making them meet industry standards. The ministry’s head, Im Chhun Lim, said that Cambodia’s construction and ...

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