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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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/revenues-mail-service-not-locally

Rating agency says Acleda not affected by recent surge in withdrawals

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services said Tuesday that its single-B ratings and stable outlook for Cambodia’s Acleda Bank Plc were “unaffected” by a recent surge in ATM cash withdrawals. A statement from Singapore said Sunday evening withdrawals after polls closed in national elections were about $4 ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NjZmOWY5OTFhN2I

MFI loans, deposits continue to increase

Both outstanding loans and savings deposits in 35 microfinance institutions (MFIs) continued to grow from January through to June this year, according to the latest report from the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA). By the end of the first half of this year, total loans from MFIs ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfi-loans-deposits-continue-increase

Bilateral trade with China rises

Trade volume between Cambodia and China was valued at $1.79 billion in the first four months this year, a 42 per cent increase compared to the  same period last year, according to the Chinese embassy in Cambodia. In 2012, bilateral trade between the countries reached about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070566680/Business/bilateral-trade-with-china-rises.html

Largest MFI Prasac gets loan boost for coffers

Cambodia’s largest microfinance institution, (MFI) Prasac, has received a $60.5 million loan to strengthen its capacity in offering broader financial services in the country. On Friday, Prasac signed the agreement for the syndicate loan – provided by more than one lender – with the Netherlands Development ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070166577/Business/largest-mfi-prasac-gets-loan-boost-for-coffers.html

Maruhan bank opens Laos office in Vientiane

Cambodian-Japanese bank Maruhan Japan opened an office in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, on Saturday, making it the second Cambodian bank and the first Japanese bank to come to that country. Maruhan’s presence in Laos would boost economic and investment ties between the two ASEAN member ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021861422/Business/maruhan-bank-opens-laos-office-in-vientiane.html

New services, branches in Cambodia woo bank customers

Maybank, one of the largest banks in Cambodia, has officially launched an internet banking service to provide a convenient service to its more than 10,000 customers and says it hopes to increase that number by around 10 per cent. The service, called M2U, will enable customers ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/new-services-branches-woo-bank-customers.html

SCB focus on Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia

Siam Commercial Bank will begin expanding its footprint across the region in anticipation of greater business opportunities and competitive pressures with the launch of the Asean Economic Community in 2016. SCB, Thailand’s third-largest bank in terms of assets, operates branches in Laos, Singapore and Hong ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/322667/scb-focus-on-myanmar-laos-cambodia

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

Sumimoto Mitsui sins agreement with Acleda

One of Japan’s biggest banks, Sumimoto Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) signed agreement with Acleda Bank to share market data and banking services. The deal will give Japanese investors information on the economy and offer other banking services and is aimed at improving bilateral trade and investment. The deal would ...

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

US firms eye new markets in the Kingdom

VISA, Mastercard, Dell and Cisco Systems have been added to a growing list of US companies looking to enter the Cambodian market, according to Frances Zwenig, counsellor of the US-ASEAN Business Council. The financial services and information technology companies joined GE, Chevron, Johnson & Johnson ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090551459/Business/us-firms-eye-new-markets-in-the-kingdom.html

Leopard Spots More Investment Opportunities

Approximately US $75 million will be invested in Cambodia and Laos by Leopard Capital. The company will focus on financial service, agriculture and power. The 10 year fund is targeting annual returns of 25 percent and will favor renewable energy sources. ...

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