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Role of MFIs in economic and social development crucial

Microfinance as a sector has been key in helping bring about economic and social development in Cambodia stressed Sok Voeun, chairman of Cambodia Microfinance Association last Friday. ... ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501383482/role-of-mfis-in-economic-and-social-development-crucial/

Six MDIs ideal for financial progress: experts

The central bank’s decision to stop issuing new business licences to microfinance deposit-taking institutions (MDI) and encourage mergers among existing banking and financial institutions is a viable strategy that will help strengthen the Cambodian financial sector and is in line with current economic growth trends, ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/six-mdis-ideal-financial-progress-experts

Microlender in monster deal

Hong Kong financial giant The Bank of East Asia and Sri Lanka’s LOLC announced on Friday that they have jointly acquired a majority stake in Prasac Microfinance, Cambodia’s largest microfinance institution (MFI) by assets, in what could be the largest acquisition of a Cambodian lender ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/microlender-monster-deal

Krungsri expects more growth from Cambodian MFI

Thailand's Bank of Ayudhya released its first financial statement since completing its acquisition of Cambodian microlender Hattha Kaksekar Ltd (HKL) last month, showing a quarterly net profit increase of 10.6 percent from a year earlier. ... ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/krungsri-expects-more-growth-cambodian-mfi

Thai bank’s $140M offer to buy Cambodian MFI on hold

Eight months since announcing the biggest acquisition deal in the history of Cambodia’s financial sector, Thailand-based Bank of Ayudhya, also known as Krungsri Bank, has yet to receive approval for the landmark deal. In a statement released in January, Bank of Ayudhya announced its intention ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/thai-banks-140m-offer-buy-cambodian-mfi-hold

Woori ruled out of Prasac bid

South Korean financial giant Woori Bank, widely seen as the preferred bidder for a 50 per cent stake in Cambodian microlender Prasac, is out of the running as it was not presented to the central bank as an official bidder, local banking officials have said. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/woori-ruled-out-prasac-bid

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