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NBC injected $139 million to stabilise riel in 2023

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) sold $139.1 million through auction last year to stabilise the riel exchange rate and to rebound the economy, according to the central bank’s report released on Monday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501431035/nbc-injected-139-million-to-stabilise-riel-in-2023/

Khmer Riel available at exchange counters in Singapore’s airport

The Cambodian currency, Khmer Riel (KHR), is now accepted for exchange with other currencies at Travelex money exchange counters in Singapore’s Changi Airport. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501379462/khmer-riel-available-at-exchange-counters-in-singapores-airport/

Cambodia’s riel now on Singapore’s foreign exchange

Cambodian people and foreigners who are in need of riel banknotes before arrival in the Kingdom can now be able to change foreign currencies for Cambodia’s national currency at the Travelex money exchange counters in Singapore’s major international airport commonly known as Changi Airport, said ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501334438/cambodias-riel-now-on-singapores-foreign-exchange/

Cross-border QR payments between China and Cambodia launch

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and UnionPay International (UPI) signed a deal on Monday to promote cross-border payment with China and improve the use of the Khmer riel. ...

Yatt Malai
https://kiripost.com/stories/cross-border-qr-payments-between-china-and-cambodia-launch

Payment in riel grew faster than US dollar through Bakong

The amount of cash paid in riel by account holders through Bakong system has increased 4.1 times in 2022 compared to the previous year, while that paid in US dollar through the same system has risen 3.2 times, and the transactions made through this system ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501276160/payment-in-riel-grew-faster-than-us-dollar-through-bakong-2/

Riel-based deposits and lending help NBC’s de-dollarisation efforts

The banking system has played a crucial role in supporting Cambodia’s recovery from the economic downturn in the wake of Covid-19 with National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) pursuing an accommodative and prudent monetary policy to meet the needs of the economy. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501263299/riel-based-deposits-and-lending-help-nbcs-de-dollarisation-efforts-2/

Riel day reiterates significance of national currency

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) organized on Monday a Seminar on Riel, Financial Literacy and Bakong system, as part of the celebration of the 43rd anniversary of reintroduction of Riel, the national currency. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501258963/riel-day-reiterates-significance-of-national-currency/

Blockchain system will reduce dependence on the ‘greenback’

Cambodian’s will soon be able to make near-instant payments via a new blockchain payment platform being launched under a system called Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) that will “ultimately undermine the popularity of the US dollar”, according to the Kingdom’s central bank director. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723403/blockchain-system-will-reduce-dependence-on-the-greenback/

Circulation of riel rises 33%

The share of riel in circulation in the Kingdom grew by about 33 per cent year-on-year by last year’s end as deposits in riel increased by 37 per cent, said the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) 2019 Review and 2020 Outlook report. The report noted ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/circulation-riel-rises-33

NBC officials optimistic about growing riel usage

The Cambodian riel accounted for about 17 percent of total currency circulation last year, a number similar to previous years, but central bank officials said they remained optimistic that use of the local currency will grow in the future. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-officials-optimistic-about-growing-riel-usage

NBC sees increased confidence in riel after dollar buys in 2017

The central bank injected $915 million worth of riel into the economy last year by buying up US dollars with the local currency, stabilising the exchange rate amid higher demand for riel, according to the bank’s latest report. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-sees-increased-confidence-riel-after-dollar-buys-2017

Government order to display prices in riel currency fails to stick

A government prakas that requires all businesses to post prices of their goods and services in the local riel currency has had little impact on pricing practices, with the vast majority of businesses in Cambodia continuing to quote prices in US dollars and authorities showing ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-order-display-prices-riel-currency-fails-stick

Lenders foresee challenges in raising the local currency ratio

Commercial lenders have said the central bank’s requirement that banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) increase the share of local currency in their loan portfolio to at least 10 percent by the end of 2019 could prove challenging to implement as their biggest clients exhibit a ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/lenders-foresee-challenges-raising-local-currency-ratio

Decree puts riel prices into focus

The government has issued a decree that requires all businesses to put price tags on their products and services in riel to increase transparency for consumers and boost the use of the local currency. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/decree-puts-riel-prices-focus

IMF says Cambodia's strong outlook subject to 'considerable' risks

Cambodia’s strong economic growth and foreign investment are subject to “considerable” downside risks, the International Monetary Fund has warned. A staff report released in Washington late Tuesday said “economic activity remains strong driven by robust exports, with garment exports helped by preferential access to European Union.” At ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=M2FjYzE4NzRmYzQ

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

Riel stabilizes versus dollar

The stabilisation of the riel over the first half of this year is a reflection of increased confidence in using riel in the economy as well as improvements in the agricultural sector, according to economists and the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). The slowdown in the US economy ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081557985/Business/cambodias-riel-stabilises-against-dollar.html

Water Supply Shares Fall Below Launch Price

The share price of the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) fell 50 riel yesterday to 6,250 riel, or about $1.52, bringing the authority’s share price lower than its initial public offering (IPO) in April. The decline matches views expressed by investors here that the authority’s ...

Rats Good Business for Cambodians, Food for Vietnamese

Koh Thom district, Kandal province – On a quiet stretch of road in this sleepy border town, there are some telltale signs of an unusual trade: A trail of discarded dead rats, some upturned with their paws stiff in the air, others covered with a ...

Prices and Monetary Developments

Price levels picked up during the first half of 2012 but will likely cool down in the second half of the year due to changes in energy prices and major food related items. Therefore, the inflation rate has been upwardly adjusted by 30 basis points to 4.8 percent ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/

Land Project Sees Second Bribery Suspension

A second police official in Ratanakkiri province has been suspended on suspicion that he demanded money from villagers so that their names could be included on a list of people eligible for land titles as part of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s new titling program, police ...

Water Supply Stock Falls Back to Initial Value

The share price of the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA), the only stock so far to trade on Cambodia’s recently launched bourse, fell yesterday to the lowest price since its first day of trading nearly three months ago. At the day’s close, stock in PPWSA ...

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