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Conference throws spotlight on key role of banks

The 9th NBC Annual Macroeconomic Conference 2022 kicked-off today, highlighting how financial institutions, particularly banks, continue to be crucial participants in funding the real economy and supporting recovery. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/conference-throws-spotlight-on-key-role-of-banks

Bakong digital transactions see remarkable growth

Bakong payment system infrastructure has increased remarkably and has contributed to the use of financial technology and innovations, the National Bank of Cambodia said on Monday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501188708/bakong-digital-transactions-see-remarkable-growth/

Follow NBC official exchange rate, taxpayers told

The General Department of Tax (GDT) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance has asked tax payers to follow the official exchange rate issued by National Bank of Cambodia (NBC), in a move to strengthen tax collection efficiency. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501177006/follow-nbc-official-exchange-rate-taxpayers-told/

Credit Bureau marks 10 years of service

The Credit Bureau of Cambodia (CBC) is celebrating a decade of providing the invaluable service of credit reporting in Cambodia, creating a financial system when giving out loans. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/credit-bureau-marks-10-years-of-service

ACLEDA scoops award for aiding Cambodian SMEs

ACLEDA Bank, one of Cambodia’s largest banks, today revealed it has been crowned the “Best Bank Partner for SMEs in EAP Award” by Washington DC-based International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is a member of the World Bank Group. ...

Kiripost staff writers
https://kiripost.com/stories/acleda-scoops-award-for-aiding-cambodian-smes

Gov’t to issue bonds for second time to borrow $50M from investors

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will proceed with another auction process for the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to borrow about $50 million from investors for the second time of the government’s plan of issuance for a longer period of time of repayment ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154678/govt-to-issue-bonds-for-second-time-to-borrow-50m-from-investors/

Cambodia’s SMEs battle string of challenges

The Director General of the National Bank of Cambodia, Chea Serey, said on Thursday that Cambodian SMEs face a number of challenges that range from a lack of human resources and market capitalization, to access to credit. ...

Mao Sreypich
https://kiripost.com/stories/cambodias-smes-battle-string-of-challenges

Central bank sells $130M over five September forex auctions

The National Bank of Cambodia held five currency auctions from September 2-21 and sold $130 million on the foreign exchange (forex) market, meant to stabilise the riel’s fluctuations against the greenback, shore up economic activity during the ongoing health crisis and power a faster economic ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/central-bank-sells-130m-over-five-september-forex-auctions

NBC unveils economic database

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has announced the launch of an online test of the Macroeconomic Surveillance Database System (MSDS) to monitor the macroeconomic and financial situation of the Kingdom and provide meaningful data for analysis, to be implemented with the technical assistance of ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-unveils-economic-database

Ministry: SMEs vital to economy, but 95% not registered

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are key factors in the Kingdom’s industrial sector growth, but around 95 per cent of Cambodia’s SMEs have not been properly registered, the Ministry of Industry and Handicraft said on Friday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-smes-vital-economy-95-not-registered

Despite election uncertainty, exports achieve solid growth

Exports of garment and footwear products achieved solid growth during the first half of the year, expanding by 9.3 percent. According to the Ministry of Commerce, exports from the country’s garment industry were valued at $3.7 billion during the first six months of the year. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50517748/despite-election-uncertainty-exports-achieve-solid-growth/

MFIs watch rice loans

The country’s financial institutions are closely monitoring loans that have been made to rice farmers, who say that this year’s fall in rice prices will affect their ability to make repayments, industry officials said yesterday. Last year, farmers were paid around 840 riel ($0.21) per kilogram ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30035/mfis-watch-rice-loans/

Cambodia, China sign new MoU on money laundering

Cambodia and China last week signed an agreement to exchange financial intelligence to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, though experts said the Kingdom should still be doing more to tackle an issue that has long persisted in the country, in part, due to local ...

Yesenia Amaro
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-china-sign-new-mou-money-laundering

Control credit, says Moody's

While Cambodia’s Moody’s rating is still at the same B2 level as last year, its economic growth has been downgraded two points from 2015, with the international credit rating agency warning that the Kingdom’s rapid pace of credit growth could pose financial stability risks. “The pace ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28970/control-credit--says-moody-s/

Anti-money laundering plan

With the deadline for a second review by a global task force of the government’s efforts to combat money laundering and terrorism financing fast approaching, the Kingdom’s central bank yesterday conducted a workshop with banks, financial institutions and state agencies to flesh out a strategy ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28845/anti-money-laundering-plan/

Central Bank projects 7.1% growth in 2H16

The National Bank of Cambodia held a seminar on the state of the economy in the first half of the fiscal year on Saturday, forecasting 7.1 per cent GDP growth for the rest of the year. ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/central-bank-projects-71-growth-2h16

Review finds economy resilient to challenges

The National Bank of Cambodia released its annual report yesterday, citing strong growth in 2015 despite challenging economic circumstances caused by a Chinese economic slowdown, increased regional competitiveness and the appreciation of the US dollar. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/review-finds-economy-resilient-challenges

Central bank allays dollar concerns

The National Bank of Cambodia responded to rumours yesterday that local banks were no longer accepting US dollar banknotes with minor imperfections, such as small tears, creases or ink stamps, stating that the central bank had not changed its policies. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/central-bank-allays-dollar-concerns

South korean bank eyes Cambodia

The South Korea-based Nong Hyup Bank plans to open a branch in the Kingdom and will focus on investments and loans in the agriculture sector, according to a senior official in the Ministry of Agriculture. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25465/south-korean-bank-eyes-cambodia/

Current account deficit rises to $542M in 4Q15

Cambodia’s current account balance deficit was the equivalent of $542 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, the equivalent of 11.5 per cent of GDP, the National Bank of Cambodia said in a report released yesterday.   ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/current-account-deficit-rises-542m-4q15

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