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Central bank marks 38 years since rising from rubble

Cambodia’s banking sector has grown enormously on solid foundations since being rebuilt from scratch in 1979, central bank Governor Chea Chanto said yesterday during an event marking the 38-year anniversary of the re-establishment of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) after the fall of the ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/central-bank-marks-38-years-rising-rubble

Central bank to carry out on-site MFI audits

Cambodia’s central bank is to conduct on-site audits of microfinance institutions to check if they are complying with the interest rate cap that came into force more than two months ago, industry insiders have said.   ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/39098/central-bank-to-carry-out-on-site-mfi-audits/

Over 3.76B riel swapped in banknote exchange

The Central Bank announced on Monday that it exchanged 3.76 billion of old and worn Khmer riel banknotes (equivalent to $930,091) to new notes during its “Loving Riel Notes”, campaign which lasted five days during the Pchum Ben holiday. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/over-376b-riel-swapped-banknote-exchange

Banking liquidity tool moves to weekly issuance

Cambodia’s central bank yesterday launched a weekly issuance of Negotiable Certificate of Deposits (NCD) with selling scheduled for every Wednesday – a move aimed at developing the interbank lending market by promoting a secondary market for the short-term interest-bearing certificates. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/banking-liquidity-tool-moves-weekly-issuance

Britain to support Cambodia in fight against money laundering, terrorism financing

Britain embassy to Cambodia is partnering with Cambodian government ministries and departments to provide a training course on international best practices in the field of anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, according to the embassy’s press release on Friday. The training will be ...

http://www.nzweek.com/world/britain-to-support-cambodia-in-fight-against-money-laundering-terrorism-financing-53347/

Cambodia calls for deeper East Asian financial cooperation

Cambodia called Monday for the further deepening of ASEAN’s financial cooperation with China, Japan and South Korea. According to a paper circulating at a gathering of leaders to mark 15 years of cooperation between the 13 countries, so-called ASEAN+3 financial cooperation has “achieved many solid outcomes” ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MWJiZTczMjAyZmJjMGZlNzhjM2FiMGQwZjUzN2M2

Central Bank OKs SBC bid

The Taiwanese bank Cathay United, a subsidiary of Cathay Financial Holding and a listed company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, has purchased a 70 per cent stake in the Cambodia-based Singapore Banking Corporation Ltd (SBC), a central bank official said yesterday. The National Bank of Cambodia ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091858775/Business/national-bank-of-cambodia-approves-cathay-sbc-acquisition.html

Taiwan Cooperative Bank to open Cambodia branch

Taiwan Cooperative Bank, the banking arm under Taiwan Cooperative Financial Holding Co. Ltd., received the green light from Cambodia’s central bank to open a branch in the capital city of Phnom Penh, the bank said Saturday. Cambodia, a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ...

http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?Type=aECO&ID=201209080024

Loans, deposits mirroring growth

Loans and deposits at Cambodia’s 32 commercial banks rose by more than 30 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively, year-on-year in the first half of 2012, which the central bank governor and economists said reflected the growth in economic activities even as export growth ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457572/Business/loans-deposits-mirroring-growth.html

Cambodia's banking industry sees 31 pct lending growth in last 12 months

Loan demands from Cambodia’s banking industry had surged by 31 percent in the last twelve months thanks to the growing business activities in trade, real estate, agriculture and manufacturing, a central bank’s senior official said Tuesday. As of June 2012, the kingdom’s 32 commercial banks had ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/xinhua/2012-07-24/content_6528755.html

Micro-Lender To Roll Out ATM Service

Hattha Kaksekar Limited, one of the country’s largest microfinance institutions (MFIs), is in talks to become a commercial bank by 2014, an official at the micro-lender said yesterday. The move, if successful, will be in line with the Central Bank’s policy to support MFIs in diversifying ...

Acleda Applies To Open Banks In Burma

Acleda Bank has filed an application to start banking operations in Burma with the central bank and is on track to open its first microfinance branch in the country by January, Acleda President In Channy said yesterday. Mr. Channy said the bank submitted its application for ...

Central Bank Halts New Licenses - For Now

Despite receiving applications from banks looking to enter Cambodia’s market, the central bank has said it will offer no more commercial banking licenses as the market already has enough players. The decision appears to follow advice offered by the International Monetary Fund earlier this year that ...

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