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MFI deposits double in 2014

The total amount of savings at Cambodia’s deposit-taking microfinance institutions (MFIs) reached $897 million by the end of 2014, more than doubling from its 2013 base of $445 million, according to figures from the Cambodian Microfinance Association (CMA). Prasac is the largest MFI with deposits ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfi-deposits-double-2014

Interested, but not yet committed

From the finance to the education sector, the interest from companies looking to list on Cambodia’s nascent stock exchange is on the rise, a CSX official said yesterday, after a meeting with some of the Kingdom’s largest firms. Some 30 companies, the CSX say, are eyeing ...

Daniel de Carteret and May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/interested-not-yet-committed

Foreign currency deposits see strong growth

Foreign currency deposits grew briskly during the first four months of the year, a sign that public confidence in Cambodia’s financial institutions is high despite the uncertainty after last year’s disputed national election, bankers said this week. Cheam Teang, executive vice president of Acleda Bank Plc., ...

Kang Sothear
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/foreign-currency-deposits-see-strong-growth-59815/

Deposits rally after election outflows

Savings levels at Cambodia’s microfinance institutions (MFIs) have recovered well since the widespread withdrawal that followed last July’s disputed national election, with more than $90 million deposited in the first quarter of this year. The amount of deposits in MFI accounts fell from $378 million in ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/deposits-rally-after-election-outflows

Housing loans up in 2013, growth expected to continue in ’14

Last year across Cambodia’s cities, more and more people decided to take the plunge and invest in housing. This should be obvious to anyone who lived in Cambodia last year. The sounds of construction or renovation were more noticeable than before in cities across the Kingdom. Data ...

Sum Manet
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/housing-loans-2013-growth-expected-continue-%E2%80%9914

Debtors need mercy: CNRP

The opposition party has called on microfinance institutions to renegotiate payment terms with flood-affected loan holders. This year’s floods have affected 20 provinces and more than 1.7 million people, with 31,314 households evacuated, according to the Humanitarian Response Forum. The Cambodia National Rescue Party has asked that ...

Kevin Ponniah
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/debtors-need-mercy-cnrp

After poll, deposits at microfinance institutions down

Saving deposits at microfinance institutions (MFIs) this month decreased slightly from the average monthly amount because of a rise in withdrawals, industry officials said. Bun Mony, president of the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA), and the general manager at MFI Sathapana Limited, said many people have come ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/after-poll-deposits-microfinance-institutions-down

Sathapana borrows $15m for micro loans

Cambodian microfinance institution (MFI) Sathapana Limited will receive $15 million in loans to provide additional support to small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), which make up the vast majority of the country’s businesses. The loan comes courtesy of German Investment and Development Company DEG, a subsidiary of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sathapana-borrows-15m-micro-loans

MFI loans, deposits continue to increase

Both outstanding loans and savings deposits in 35 microfinance institutions (MFIs) continued to grow from January through to June this year, according to the latest report from the Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA). By the end of the first half of this year, total loans from MFIs ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfi-loans-deposits-continue-increase

Cambodia's micro-lenders record 24 pct lending growth in Q1

Cambodia’s 35 microfinance institutions had lent 1 billion U.S. dollars to customers by the end of March this year, up 24 percent from 808 million U.S. dollars it lent at the end of last year, the data of Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) showed Wednesday. On the ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-05/03/c_132357476.htm

Microfinance deal applauded

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and a microfinance industry insider applauded one of Cambodia’s top 10 MFIs Sathapana Limited, for changing the majority shareholder to a commercial bank. They said it proves a positive and strong funding source is essential for MFIs to peruse their ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110659588/Business/the-national-bank-of-cambodia-hails-a-top-local-firm.html

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