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National Bank of Cambodia Reports Lending Surge in 2012

Lending by commercial banks in Cambodia grew by more than one-third last year, according to figures provided by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) yesterday. Banks lent out a total of $5.89 billion in 2012, compared with $4.39 billion in 2011, NBC figures show, meaning ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/national-bank-of-cambodia-reports-lending-surge-in-2012-11368/

Factories Lend Travel Money to Ensure Garment Workers Vote

Often vilified for paying low wages in less than optimum work environments, Cambodia’s garment factory owners got into the swing of the commune elections this week, with many companies providing loans to help their workers travel home to vote. With about 400,000 employees, the garment industry’s ...

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

Agriculture to see lending growth

Some commercial banks could increase loans to the agricultural sector this year, according to industry insiders who cited improvements in the sector and a rise in crop prices. Cambodian farmers lack the capital needed for inputs such as seeds and fertiliser, while domestic rice millers often ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012654151/Business/agriculture-to-see-lending-growth.html

Chinese bank launches branch in Phnom Penh

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) launched its first branch in Cambodia yesterday, bringing the total number of commercial banks in the country to 30. Speaking at the inauguration of the branch in Phnom Penh, Finance Minister Keat Chhon made an appeal to ICBC ...

World Bank Influence Curbed by ‘New’ Donors

The World Bank is losing influence in Cambodia to “emerging donors” and making no major headway in stemming corruption, the Bank’s Independent Evaluation Groups said in a report released Wednesday. Specifically focused on the World Bank;s 2007 anti-corruption initiative through 2010, the report uses six ...

World Bank fund halt irks officials

THE government expressed disappointment yesterday with the World Bank’s announcement that it had halted new country loans due to the ongoing land dispute at Boeung Kak lake in Phnom Penh and vowed to raise the issue with the bank’s executive board. “We are very dissatisfied ...

>http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011081050948/National-news/world-bank-fund-halt-irks-officials.html

Defiance Greets World Bank's Funding Freeze

Government officials yesterday dismissed the World Bank’s recently revealed decision to freeze funding for new projects in Cambodia to protest a Phnom Penh real estate project that has forced thousand of families out of their homes. A housing rights group closely following the evictions said ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

World Bank stops funds for Cambodia over evictions

The World Bank said on Tuesday it had stopped providing loans to Cambodia and would not resume lending until the government did something to help hundreds of families facing eviction from land around a lake in the country’s capital, Phnom Penh. “The World Bank’s last ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/09/cambodia-worldbank-idUSL3E7J920D20110809

Proposed changes to reserve requirement meets controversy

A proposed increase in the reserve requirement would decrease lending and slow Cambodia’s economic growth, according to some bankers and experts.  The National Bank of Cambodia is set to hold a meeting later this month discussing a possible raise of the reserve requirement from 12 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550887/Business/proposed-changes-to-reserve-requirement-meets-controversy.html

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