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Orix Investment in Acleda Seen as Exploratory

Orix, a Japanese financial conglomerate, will acquire about $11 million shares in Acleda Bank PLC, Cambodia’s largest bank, by the year’s end, officials announced Wednesday, although industry executives said the investment appears only exploratory and likely won’t make more than a ripple in the banking ...

Joshua Wilwohl
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/orix-investment-in-acleda-seen-as-exploratory-46968/

Japan's Orix to Buy 6% Stake in Cambodia's Acleda Bank

Orix Corp., Japan’s top leasing company, has agreed to buy a 6% stake in Cambodia’s largest bank by assets, Acleda Bank PLC, according to people close to the matter. It would be the first investment by a major Japanese financial institution in the Southeast Asian country, ...

Atsuko Fukase and Chun Han Wong
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304644104579191612248592376

Oxfam urges freeze of land investments

Global development group Oxfam on Wednesday called on the World Bank to suspend financing for large-scale land acquisitions to ensure that its practices do not encourage foreign land grabs in developing countries. Oxfam urged Jim Yong Kim, the lender’s new president, to announce a six-month moratorium ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/worldbank-oxfam-land-idUSL1E8L2LKF20121004

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