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Woori ruled out of Prasac bid

South Korean financial giant Woori Bank, widely seen as the preferred bidder for a 50 per cent stake in Cambodian microlender Prasac, is out of the running as it was not presented to the central bank as an official bidder, local banking officials have said. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/woori-ruled-out-prasac-bid

Prasac ups paid up capital

One of the Kingdom’s largest microfinance institutions (MFI), Prasac MFI, increased its paid up share capital by $29 million in a bid to increase public confidence and comply with the National Bank of Cambodia’s (NBC) requirements. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27959/prasac-ups-paid-up-capital/

Microfinancer Prasac looking to partner up with Korean giant

Woori Bank, South Korea’s second-largest bank in terms of assets, is vying to purchase a 50 per cent stake Cambodia’s largest microfinance institution, Prasac, the company’s CEO confirmed yesterday. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/microfinancer-prasac-looking-parter-korean-giant

Micro lenders see steady expansion

Loans and deposits in the Kingdom’s crowded microfinance sector rose about 10 percent during the first quarter of the year from the same period last year, according to a report from the Cambodia Microfinance Association, which put the rise down to an expanding economy. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24525/micro-lenders-see-steady-expansion/

IDs are not ‘sufficient guarantee’ for loans

Cambodia’s central bank has asked all financial institutions, especially rural lenders, to refrain from accepting personal identity cards, residential records and family books as a guarantee while giving out loans to consumers.   ...

Sor Chandara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ids-are-not-sufficient-guarantee-loans

El Nino may crimp lending to farmers

Lending to farmers will be stricter this year as the El Nino weather phenomenon extends the dry season, executives at microfinance institutes (MFIs) said yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21905/el-nino-may-crimp-lending-to-farmers/

MFI summit to mark decade of growth

The National Bank of Cambodia is hosting the National Summit on the Development of the Microfinance Sector in Cambodia next month, marking a decade since the government announced that 2006 was the “Year of Microfinance.” ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/21836/mfi-summit-to-mark-decade-of-growth/

MFIs downplay debts

Two of the leading microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Cambodia said yesterday that they have identified a relatively small fraction of borrowers who were affected by flooding and would provide relief on their repayment schedules if necessary. The comments come after both Prime Minister Hun Sen and ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mfis-downplay-debts

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

Largest MFI Prasac gets loan boost for coffers

Cambodia’s largest microfinance institution, (MFI) Prasac, has received a $60.5 million loan to strengthen its capacity in offering broader financial services in the country. On Friday, Prasac signed the agreement for the syndicate loan – provided by more than one lender – with the Netherlands Development ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070166577/Business/largest-mfi-prasac-gets-loan-boost-for-coffers.html

MFI Increases Loans as Economy Grows

As rising economic growth spurred demand for personal loans, Prasac, Cambodia’s biggest microfinance institution (MFI), provided $106 million in loans between March, 2012 and March, 2013, an increase of 66 per cent compared with the corresponding period a year earlier.  “Loans [were] mainly used for service ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013041965111/Business/mfi-increases-loans-as-economy-grows.html

Loans and deposits climb

Loans and deposits at Cambodia’s 32 micro-finance institutions and four NGOs, as well as small loans from Acleda Bank, rose sharply last year compared with a year earlier. Industry players say this is a result of the Kingdom’s rapid economic improvement and political stability. Official data from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020461166/Business/loans-and-deposits-climb.html

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

Advanced Bank of Asia loans MFI $2m

The Advanced Bank of Asia (ABA) last week loaned PRASAC Microfinance Institution US$2 million to support the rapid growth of the microfinance loan industry. The domestic loan was chosen to “diversify our funding sources” because of a large reliance on overseas capital which moves many of the jobs created ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052956446/Business/advanced-bank-of-asia-loans-mfi-2m.html

Microfinance up on agriculture advance

The Kingdom’s growing agricultural sector is leading to more loans and deposits at microfinance institutions. The small-scale lenders also credit the boost in Cambodia’s agro-industry for declining non-performing loans rates. The MFI’s lending totalled $51 million to 4,900 borrowers at the end of June, whiles ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080150777/Business/microfinance-up-on-agriculture-advance.html

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