Push for trade in yuan increasing

Slowly but steadily, demand to do cross-border business in Chinese yuan is pushing its way into one of Asia’s dollar-dominated strongholds. As China continues to liberalise the yuan – or at least hint at when some capital controls could be lifted – Cambodian businesses that import ...

Acleda Eyes Expansion Into Burma

Cambodia’s largest bank, Acleda, is looking to get in early on Burma’s economic reawakening with plans to open three microfinance branches in the country as soon as January, the bank’s CEO said yesterday. In Channy said he discussed the plan on Monday with a visiting Burmese ...

Riel sees stable gains on dollar this year

A steady rise in the value of Cambodia’s riel since the beginning of the year demonstrated increased confidence in the currency often shadowed by predominant usage of the US dollar, officials said yesterday. “The consequent rising value of riel proves there is more confidence in ...

Figures Reveal Inflation Increase

CAMBODIA’S prices were 7 percent higher at the end of June compared to the month in 2010, according to National Institute of Statistics official Sim Ly yesterday. Although the organisation was still preparing to release the official figures, Sim Ly said the figures would also ...

Food Imports See Big Jump

CAMBODIA’S total food and beverage imports jumped 28 percent year-on-year through June to US$74 million, as domestic demand continued to outpace the Kingdom’s production capacity. The demand comes as Cambodia’s economy regains momentum following the global financial crisis, said officials at the Ministry of Commerce, ...

US Debt Woes Could Affect Cambodia, Conference Told

Cambodia is concerned that US debt could lead to rising import costs. US lawmakers are currently trying to pass a deficit-cut deal before Aug. 2 when the US reaches its own debt ceiling of $14.3 trillion. Without a deal the US would default on its ...

Cambodia targets de-dollarisation, crisis prevention

Cambodia’s financial strategy for the next decade includes de-dollarisation, improved regulations and better crisis prevention and management. The Financial Sector Development Strategy (FSDS) was released by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in partnership with the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and financed by the ...

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