NBC to intervene in foreign exchange market

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will intervene in the currencies market in response to slower demand for riel and appreciation of the US dollar in the international foreign exchange market, an NBC release said. ...

Kang Sothear

IMF, ECB, global banks laud Chea Serey as NBC chief

A multitude of international financial institutions and central banks have congratulated and expressed confidence over Chea Serey’s appointment as governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), acknowledging her expertise and qualification to develop the Kingdom’s banking sector. ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia, Laos launch KHQR-LAOQR cross-border payments

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL) on Friday launched the cross-border payment via QR Code in Laos in the first phase, said a statement. ...

Kang Sothear

Cambodia’s electrical exports rise to $1.4 billion in 1H

Cambodia exported $1.4 billion worth of electrical equipment and electronic components in the first half of 2023, a 1.3-fold increase year-on-year, according to the National Bank of Cambodia’s report. ...

Chea Vanyuth

KHQR records 400K transactions in one year

In one year since its official rollout in 2022 by the National Bank of Cambodia, KHQR, the universal quick response (QR) platform of the country for digital payments, has recorded nearly 400,000 transactions. ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia sees significant increase in digital payments with e -wallets exceeding 20.2 million

Cambodia has recorded a sharp rise in mobile payments as more and more people have turned from cash-based to digital transaction options, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s central bank says foreign reserves increased to $18.4 billion as of June

Cambodia’s international reserves had risen to $18.4 billion as of June 2023, up 3.2 percent from $17.82 billion at the end of 2022, said a report of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia’s banking, financial industry stays healthy in H1, with outstanding loans rising to $58.6 billion

FacebookTwitterEmailShareCambodia’s banking and financial industry continued to enjoy healthy growth in both loans and deposits in the first half of 2023, said the biannual report of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) released on Monday.​​ ...

Khmer Times Staff

NBC: ‘Robust’ lenders to remain key growth drivers

The banking system has demonstrated its robustness through high levels of liquidity and capital, and will remain sound and resilient while playing a crucial role in supporting economic activities, despite recent global turbulence, according to the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). ...

May Kunmakara

Chea Serey promoted to central bank governor

Chea Serey has been formally appointed as governor of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) on the heels of her promotion from central banking director-general to deputy governor in March. ...

May Kunmakara

Serey: Central bank’s MoU with UnionPay not yuan agreement

National Bank of Cambodia deputy governor Chea Serey clarified on July 16 that a recent memorandum of understanding with China’s UnionPay was not an agreement to legalise the Chinese yuan in the Kingdom or the Cambodian riel in China. Rather, it permits mobile payments using ...

Sok Raksa

Central bank poised to auction off 90B riel on July 25

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is set to hold its 134th liquidity-provided collateralised operation (LPCO) on July 25, making 90 billion riel ($22 million) available to local financial institutions in need of liquidity, through an auction to buy US dollars. ...

May Kunmakara

NBC navigating China’s cross-border interbank payment system: Serey

Cambodia’s journey towards becoming a member of the Chinese central bank’s Cross-Border Interbank Payment System (CIPS) will require more time due to the “stringent conditions” put forth by the central bank, according to National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) deputy governor Chea Serey. ...

Van Socheata

Financiers taking national ID cards as collateral to face action

Cambodia’s Ministry of Interior has issued a warning against the use of national identity cards as collateral for loans as it violates the guidelines of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). ...

Nhean Chamrong

Cambodia’s electronic payment amount among highest in world

The amount of payments made via electronic system in Cambodia reached nearly 1,000 percent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2022, said a senior official of National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). ...

Kang Sothear

Spirits high after NBC’s prakas on capital rules

The National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC) recent two-pronged prakas on capital buffers and the capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of banking and other deposit-taking institutions, which aims to provide a clearer classification system for assets, is poised to strengthen the industry and enhance risk resilience, local ...

May Kunmakara |

Central bank's regulations to boost financial resilience in Cambodia

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has announced the enforcement of regulations on capital buffer and on credit risk for capital adequacy ratios (CAR) for banks and deposit-taking microfinance institutions (MFIs). These measures aim to bolster the management of diverse risks, it said. ...

Sok Raksa

NBC expanding Bakong operations to more Asian countries

In a bid to promote cross-border economic activities using local currencies, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) is expanding the operations of its Bakong blockchain-based payment system to Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, China, and India. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Bakong likely to make forays into Rwanda

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and the National Bank of Rwanda recently held talks to explore ways to establish Bakong online payment system in that country, said an NBC statement. ...

Sreekanth Ravindran

Cambodia, Thailand launch cross-border QR payment phase II

Cambodia and Thailand launched the second phase of their cross-border QR payment system, which aims to promote the use of local currencies, financial inclusion and cross-border trade and tourism. ...

Chea Vanyuth

Financial experts promote digital literacy

The Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) and Expert Leadership Innovation Exchange Organization (ELIX) are joining hands to promote digital literacy and capacity building, in support of the government’s policies on the Fourth Industrial Resolution (Industry 4.0) as well as the “Cambodia Digital Economy and ...

May Kunmakara

E-wallet payments nine times GDP: NBC

E-payment trends in Cambodia have significantly consolidated in recent years as more and more people transition from cash-based to digital transaction options, the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) reaffirmed in a recent report. ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia’s financial sector still ‘strong’: Belgium’s Incofin

The Cambodian banking sector remains strong and not at significant risk of collapse, despite the occasional incidence of foreign investors pulling back after being spooked by “negative” news stories, according to Belgium-based global impact fund Incofin Investment Management Comm VA. ...

Rann Reuy

Losing 104 rural credit agencies ‘may allow growth’ in finance sector

The central bank’s recent revocation of the operating licences of 104 rural credit institutions (RCI) – nearly half – should not have significant ramifications on the Kingdom’s wider financial system, industry insiders and observers have assured. ...

Rann Reuy

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