Cambodia needs more investments and global integration – Moody's

Cambodia needs increased investments, and for that, deeper regional as well as global integration is crucial, Moody’s Investors Service has said. The B2 sovereign bond rating is constrained by the small size of the economy, low per capita income and high level of dollarization while robust ...

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Campu and Acleda Post Strong Earnings for First Six Months

Despite being downgraded by Moody’s just over two months ago, profits at Cambodian Public Bank (Campu) and Acleda Bank—two of the largest banks in the country—increased by about 50 percent during the first half of the year, according to figures provided by the banks yesterday. In ...

Moody’s to review Cambodia's banks for downgrades

Moody’s Investor Services will review ACLEDA Bank and Cambodian Public Bank (Campu Bank) for potential downgrades, according to a release from the rating agency on Wednesday. But the move comes primarily as a response to the global financial crisis and the rating agency’s attempt to realign sovereign ratings with ...

Moody's offers update on Kingdom's credit outlook

Improved fiscal management and preparation for a decline in foreign aid would help increase Cambodia’s credit rating, according to a quarterly credit opinion from Moody’s Investor Service, which maintained a stable outlook for the country. Reduced exposure to crisis and stagnation in Western economies, continued foreign ...

Despite downgrades, bankers report uptick

Despite the recent downgrading of two of Cambodia’s major banks by ratings agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s, bankers said yesterday that profits are up, loan portfolios are growing at a fast tick and non-performing loans are shrinking. In Channy, president and CEO of Acleda Bank, ...

S&P downgrades Acleda, keeps outlook stable

Hours after downgrading Cambodia’s long-term sovereign credit rating, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s said it had also decided to lower the credit rating for Acleda Bank to B from B+, though it maintained its outlook for the bank as stable. The decision follows a similar decision ...

Economists contest Moody's downgrades

In the past month, ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded its outlook for two of Cambodia’s largest commercial banks. On September 2, Acleda Bank’s performance outlook went from “stable” to “negative” due to risks associated with rapid credit growth and a drain on local currency by depositors. ...

Moody’s Downgrades Acleda, Cites Risk

Ratings agency Moody’s changed its outlook on Acleda Bank’s financial strength yesterday to “negative” from “stable” and downgraded its rating of the bank’s local currency deposits to Ba2 from Ba1. The rating downgrade was applied due to changes in shareholders at the bank over the ...

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