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Cambodia very lucrative for investors

Economic diversification is attracting substantial sums of FDI from China and beyond. Rich in history and culture and blessed with wonderful natural and human resources that are driving its impressive economic growth and attracting record sums of foreign direct investment (FDI), the Kingdom of Cambodia offers ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZTk3NDYwNTAyZjc

Japanese Mizuho Bank looks into Cambodian financial sector

Mizuho Bank, one of Japan’s largest banks, opened a representative office here Monday thanks to increasing interest in Cambodia by Japanese investors, a bank official said. To date, Cambodia has five foreign banks’ representative offices, 34 commercial banks, seven specialized banks and 37 microfinance institutions, ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-07/08/c_132522621.htm

Cambodia's economy grows by 7.3% in 2012: PM

Cambodia achieved a GDP growth rate of 7.3 percent last year, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday, forecasting that the growth would be higher than 7 percent this year. Addressing a conference on 2013 Cambodia Outlook, he said the growth last year came from strong growth ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-02/20/c_132180432.htm

Bank Accounts Rare in Cambodia, Even for Rich

Despite an expanding financial sector, increasing access to credit and strong economic growth in recent years, fewer than 1 in 20 Cambodians has a bank account, according to a new policy working paper by the World Bank. According to the paper – released earlier this month ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/bank-accounts-rare-in-cambodia-even-for-rich-6957/

Come floods or high waters, most MFIs continue to loan

After experiencing decades of floods, Cambodia’s microfinance institutions say they no longer have problems disbursing loans during the rainy season, according to the head of Cambodia’s Microfinance Association (CMA). A survey issued early this year by a coterie of international aid organisations, including Oxfam, Care, PACT ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091158629/Business/floods-are-not-a-problem-for-loan-payment.html

Acleda takes out $10 Million

Acleda Bank has signed a $US10 million loan agreement   with Proparco, a development finance institution held in part by the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD), according to a statement released on Wednesday. With the Kingdom’s financial sector expanding rapidly and a growing demand for banking and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758553/Business/acleda-takes-out-10m-loan.html

Banks see growth in Q1

Loans and deposits at Cambodia’s 31 commercial banks grew 35 per cent and 25 per cent respectively during the first quarter of the year on what insiders called increased soundness in the Kingdom’s financial sector. Outstanding loans at the end of March hit US$4.6 billion, according ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061256735/Business/banks-see-growth-in-q1.html

Credit guarantee unit to serve Asean

The Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF), an agency set up by Asean+3 and the Asian Development Bank to help develop local-currency bond and cross-border bond markets in the region, has started to operate, says chief executive Kiyoshi Nishimura. He said the CGIF will fill in ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/296033/credit-guarantee-unit-to-serve-asean

Cambodia Officially Starts Trading Life Insurance

Cambodia on May 21 officially started to trade life insurance for first time in history with hope of supplementing social security and growth of insurance development in the kingdom. At the inauguration ceremony at 21st floor of Canadia Tower in Phnom Penh, His Excellency, Aun Porn Moniroth, secretary of state of finance ministry said: “it ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com

ADB offers $15m loan for financial-sector growth

Cambodia and the Asian Development Bank have signed their latest loan agreement of US$15 million for the development of the Kingdom’s financial sector, according to ADB. The money would be used for a number of development programs, including the improvement of regulatory regimes, creation of an ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122153521/Business/adb-offers-15m-loan-for-financial-sector-growth.html

Kingdom okays ICBC

The National Bank of Cambodia yesterday granted Industrial and Commercial Bank of China a financial business licence, according to a report on aastocks, a Chinese stocks news service ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011111552747/Business/kingdom-okays-icbc.html

Outlook on Campu 'negative'

Moody’s Investment Services yesterday announced a change in outlook for Cambodian Public Bank to “negative” from “stable”, citing increasing risks in the Kingdom’s banking system and exposure to slow-downs in Western markets. While CamPu Bank country head Phan Ying Tong said yesterday the company’s financial position ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011092151766/Business/outlook-on-campu-negative.html

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072050512/Business/cambodia-targets-de-dollarisation-crisis-prevention.html

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