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SMEs eye bourse for funds

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cambodia could start raising capital from the public, through the stock exchange, if government efforts to amend financial regulations to allow SMEs to be publicly listed get off the ground. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27409/smes-eye-bourse-for-funds/

Malaysian Insurance Institute signs agreement with Cambodia Insurance Ass’n.

The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) and the Insurance Association of Cambodia (IAC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for “a bilateral collaboration to forge a beneficial business relationship to further enhance insurance knowledge and skills development for the insurance industry in Cambodia,” said a ...

Insurance Journal News Staff
http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2014/03/03/321950.htm

China currency deals surge

As trade activity between Cambodia and China intensifies, banks are seeing an increase in deals transacted in yuan, the Chinese currency. Operating in Cambodia since 2010, Bank of China’s Phnom Penh Branch has been trying to promote business transactions in yuan, and has seen a significant ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866712/Business/china-currency-deals-surge.html

Malaysian bank eyes the affluent

A new Malaysian player in Cambodia’s expanding banking sector aims to capture the “emerging affluent” with its mobile and online services. Malaysian-based Hong Leong Bank will begin operating in Phnom Penh today, with a branch on Street 214. Joe Farrugia, CEO of Hong Leong Bank Cambodia, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070866710/Business/malaysian-bank-eyes-the-affluent.html

Confidence at central bank

As volatility strikes Asian markets in anticipation of the US Federal Reserve winding down quantitative easing – the practice of injecting money into the economy – the National Bank of Cambodia says the Kingdom will remain largely insulated thanks to an investment market still in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062566455/Business/confidence-at-central-bank.html

Local banks gain trust: survey

Nearly nine out of 10 Cambodians have confidence in local financial institutions, a trend that stands in sharp contrast to Europe and the US, a poll published last week found. However, industry insiders question the results, as the Kingdom’s financial services are still under-developed. The poll ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052765847/Business/local-banks-gain-trust-survey.html

Cambodians Abroad Sent Home $256M Last Year

Cambodian migrant workers sent home $256 million last year, according to a report from a U.N. agency and the World Bank, which was released in Bangkok yesterday. The report from the bank and Rome-based International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), titled Sending Money Home to Asia, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/cambodians-abroad-sent-home-256m-last-year-25574/

Fears over new bank note

The new 100,000 riel banknote depicting the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk is not just a pretty historical token. It will also help inject much needed cash into the economy, according to the National Bank of Cambodia. Although take-up will occur as older banknotes of other ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051465591/Business/fears-over-new-bank-note.html

Cambodia to issue new 100,000-riel banknote featuring royal family pictures

Cambodia will launch a new 100,000-riel banknote (in equivalent to 25 U.S. dollars) in order to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni on May 14, a central bank official said Wednesday. A sub-decree on the issuance of the new 100,000-riel banknote was signed ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-05/08/c_132368449.htm

New MFI To Launch Operations

A new microfinance institution (MFI), ORO Financecorp Plc, is set to open in Cambodia, according to the director-general of the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). Cambodia already has 35 registered MFIs, according to a recent report by the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA). Last week, the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013050765436/Business/new-mfi-to-launch-operations.html

Acleda seeks bidders for ATM drive

Cambodia’s largest commercial bank, Acleda, plans to install 30 automatic teller machines (ATMs) this year as the bank expects about a million new depositors during the coming year. Acleda president and chief executive In Channy told the Post yesterday additional ATMs would be installed in Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030461728/Business/acleda-seeks-bidders-for-atm-drive.html

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/

US Dollar Drops Below 4,000 Riel With Agricultural Harvest

An increase in agricultural trading has caused the value of the US dollar to dip below 4,000 riel in the past three consecutive days, as there is now a higher demand for the Cambodian riel, money exchangers and an official from the National Bank of ...

Vietnamese military bank to open doors today

Vietnam’s Military Commercial Joint-Stock Bank (MB Bank) will open its doors in Phnom Penh today, becoming the fourth Vietnamese bank to set up operations here and bringing the total number of commercial banks in Cambodia to 31. Nguon Sokha, general director of the National Bank of ...

Two more banks setting up shop

The National Bank of Cambodia has issued a commercial banking licence to a Taiwanese bank, while another banking licence is pending approval for a Chinese-Cambodian joint venture, central bank Director General and Spokeswoman Ngoun Sokha said yesterday. The central bank had licensed Taiwan’s Mega International ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011083051333/Business/two-more-banks-setting-up-shop.html

Cambodia Decides to Keep Reserve Rate at 12 Per Cent

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) decided not to raise the reserve requirement rate for commercial banks from the current 12 per cent to 16 per cent although the country’s inflation has gradually increased, Nguon Sokha, NBC’s director general, said yesterday. “After the meeting of ...

http://indochinastock.vn/ChannelID/979/Tin-tuc/111734-cambodia-to-keep-reserve-rate-at-12-amid-rising-inflation.aspx

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