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Local banks gain trust: survey

Nearly nine out of 10 Cambodians have confidence in local financial institutions, a trend that stands in sharp contrast to Europe and the US, a poll published last week found. However, industry insiders question the results, as the Kingdom’s financial services are still under-developed. The poll ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052765847/Business/local-banks-gain-trust-survey.html

Maruhan Japan Bank buys stake in MFI – Sathapana

Maruhan Japan Bank yesterday became the first commercial bank in Cambodia to make a direct equity investment into a microfinance institution by becoming Sathapana’s majority shareholder, with a 95.1 per cent stake. Financial details were not disclosed. The shareholders who sold out to Maruhan were FMO, ...

http://www.cbre.com.kh/2012/11/maruhan-japan-bank-buys-stake-mfi-sathapana/

Local microfinance institute invests in new ATM network

Hattha Kaksekar Ltd, a local microfinance institution, has invested almost US$2 million in a new ATM network, the company announced yesterday. Hattha Kaksekar now has around $32 million in deposits and will become the first financial institution to use SmartVista, an automated ATM process which also ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072057524/Business/mfi-to-invest-in-new-atm-network.html

KR Banking Chief Says Institution Was Sham

On his first day of questioning at the Khmer Rouge tribunal yesterday, Sar Kim Lomouth, the deputy director of the State Bank of Democratic Kampuchea, described how the national financial institution was nothing but a charade during the Pol Pot regime. Currency had been abolished and financial transactions eliminated under ...

Cambodians shun banks: World Bank report

Cambodian people used banks less than any other country in the Asia-Pacific region last year in percentage terms of using financial services, recent data from the World Bank showed. The report, released this month, also pointed to high growth in the percentage of borrowers, which insiders ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056467/Business/cambodians-shun-banks.html

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