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Local vendors shun small US currency

Reports of local vendors refusing to accept small US currency banknotes has continued over the weekend, despite repeated calls from both the Kingdom’s central bank and Prime Minister Hun Sen that all US currency banknotes will still be considered “legal tender”. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728832/local-vendors-shun-small-us-currency/

Riel effort to help local currency

The governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, the nation’s central bank, Chea Chanto, has opened his heart about the future of the domestic currency and the dollar. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50709853/riel-effort-to-help-local-currency/

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

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

CPI: cost of living falls slightly

The Kingdom’s consumer price index declined by 0.1 per cent in October for the first time in 2012 due to a decline in food and gasoline prices and a stable US dollar exchange rate, according to official data released by the National Institute of Statistics ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112359895/Business/cpi-cost-of-living-falls-slightly.html

Bank of China launches dual currency ATM card

The Bank of China launched the first dual currency international bank card yesterday, part of a move to expand in the local market by offering both US dollar and Renminbi accounts on a single card. People can get the card for a deposit of US$10 at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111959801/Business/bank-of-china-launches-dual-currency-atm-card.html

Hun Sen vows to intervene as dollar plunges to 3,888 riel

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday that the government would intervene to stem the riel’s sharp rise against the US dollar in recent days. “The Cambodian riel has been rising for several days,” he told a land-distribution ceremony in Oral district in Kampong Speu province, ...

http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?sec=1&id=38887

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/

Cambodia Takes Aim at the Dominant Dollar

PHNOM PENH—In its home country, the Cambodian riel has long played second fiddle to the U.S. dollar—but a new stock exchange and government de-dollarization policies could bolster it in coming years, policy makers and experts say. Dollars change hands with greater frequency than riel in the ...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303772904577336784184598356.html

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 ...

Kingdom sees boost in foreign reserves

Cambodia’s total foreign reserves jumped to US$3 billion in the first half of 2011, up from $2.7 billion at the end of last year, according to the National Bank of Cambodia. The reserves help to bolster the Kingdom’s financial standing, which in turn draws investor interest ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120753192/Business/kingdom-sees-boost-in-foreign-reserves.html

Taiwan’s leading bank opens in Cambodia to boost trade

The China’s Taiwan leading bank, Mega International (ICBC), on September 30th, opened its first branch in Phnom Penh, aiming to attract more Taiwanese investors to Cambodia and boosting further business. “The Mega ICBC will bring capital investment injection into the economy of Cambodia, employment opportunities, upgrading ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

CSX Slated to Start Trading by the End of 2011

While the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) recently opened its doors for business, it’s not quite ready to actually do business. As it currently stands, there is no actual trade taking place, making it the smallest bourse in the world in terms of market capitalization. However, ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/

Inflation Report To Be Delayed Official Says

With prices creeping upward and the central bank looking to take monetary action to fight inflation, the government has suspended the publication of the monthly Consumer Price Index, an official at the Ministry of Pallning said yesterday. Sam Saroeun, deputy director of the statistic department ...

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