10 AUGUST 2020

Small banks ‘underperform’ in thriving sector

As the Kingdom’s energetic banking sector rockets at an average annual rate of 28 per cent and teems with an ever-increasing number of new players vying for a slice of the market, smaller banks have been left in the dust...

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PUBLICATION:  PHNOM PENH POST

16 JUNE 2020

Cambodia rolls out online business registration to slash red tape

PHNOM PENH — Cambodia has launched a new online business registration system that it says will reduce the time to start a company from three months to eight days...

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PUBLICATION:  NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW

1 JUNE 2020

Central Bank Moves to Remove Small U.S. Dollar Bills out of Circulation

PHNOM PENH — The National Bank of Cambodia announced on Friday a new plan to phase-out circulation of small-denominated U.S. dollar bills in the country’s highly-dollarized economy, creating some confusion among citizens if these bills had been banned outright...

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PUBLICATION:  VOA

31 MARCH 2020

GDP Growth to Shrink to 2.5% Amid Pandemic, World Bank Projects

Cambodia’s GDP growth this year could drop to its lowest rate in more than a decade, the World Bank projects...

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PUBLICATION:  VOD

15 JANUARY 2020

ABA's makeover into a Cambodian digital leader

Central Asian expertise and North American money made for a powerful mix: together they have turned ABA Bank into a digital entrepreneur and propelled it to the top tier of Cambodia’s banking industry...

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PUBLICATION:  EUROMONEY

4 OCTOBER 2019

Cashless society closer but hard money will remain in widespread use, analysts say

More than 50 payment companies are offering cashless services to customers, a rise from between five to 10 payment companies in the past two years...

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PUBLICATION:  KHMER TIMES

24 JULY 2019

SmartScale to conclude with a Demo Day

A Demo Day will be held on July 25 to mark the conclusion of the SmartScale startup accelerator program...

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PUBLICATION:  KHMER TIMES

15 MARCH 2019

SADIF to transform digital ecosystem

SADIF stands for Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund. It is Cambodia’s first venture capital fund focusing solely on digital companies. Managed by Mekong Strategic Partners (MSP), with investments from Smart Axiata, as well as Forte Insurance, the priority for SADIF is Cambodia focused technology companies...

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PUBLICATION:  PHNOM PENH POST

7 SEPTEMBER 2018

Former refugee bets on Cambodia's early-stage startups

PHNOM PENH -- The chairman of Cambodia's largest logistics group has raised $55 million to invest in the country's growing stable of early-stage start-ups...

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PUBLICATION:  NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW

17 NOVEMBER 2017

A Bright Future in Cambodia’s Energy Sector?

Rather than ecologically harmful dams, Cambodia should explore solar power to fill its energy gap...

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PUBLICATION:  THE DIPLOMAT

24 JUNE 2016

Cambodia: Russia’s Gateway to ASEAN?

On May 17, 2016, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen held bilateral talks with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to strengthen economic linkages between Moscow and Phnom Penh...

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PUBLICATION:  THE DIPLOMAT

6 JULY 2020

USAID Supports Cambodian Banks’ Gender-Lens Investing

More than 50 members of the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC) discussed the benefits – and business necessity – of gender criteria in Cambodian banking practices...

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PUBLICATION:  USAID MEDIA RELEASE

4 JUNE 2020

SEZs prepare for ‘post-Covid’ era recoil, expansion

Although Cambodia’s economic growth is widely forecast to contract this year, several factories in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ), the Kingdom’s second-largest industrial zone after Sihanoukville SEZ, are preparing for expansion...

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PUBLICATION:  PHNOM PENH POST

12 MAY 2020

Cambodia's stock market marks a milestone amid crisis

PHNOM PENH -- After languishing for years with fewer than half a dozen listed companies, the Cambodia Securities Exchange is set for a "game changing" IPO by one of the country's largest domestic banks...

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PUBLICATION:  NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW

15 MARCH 2020

Banks, MFIs asked to delay loan repayment

Industry insiders and financial experts are urging local banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to temporarily suspend the repayment of loans to give borrowers breathing space as the spread of Covid-19 takes its toll on the economy...

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PUBLICATION:  PHNOM PENH POST

14 JANUARY 2020

Pi Pay to merge with SmartLuy to be leading payment platform

Smart Axiata Co Ltd’s subsidiary SmartLuy will soon be merging with the country’s leading payment platform, Pi Pay Plc...

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PUBLICATION:  KHMER TIMES

2 OCTOBER 2019

Kingdom’s fintech adoption soars, digital payments rise

Cambodia's adoption of financial technology (fintech) has been showing rapid growth recently, despite the current low rate, Mekong Strategic Partners Co Ltd (MSP) said on Wednesday...

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PUBLICATION:  PHNOM PENH POST

8 JULY 2019

Grab takes on Cambodia's PassApp for ride-hailing supremacy

PHNOM PENH -- Grab's push to dominate Cambodia's nascent ride-hailing market is squeezing local leader PassApp and fueling a brutal price war that has drivers caught in the middle...

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PUBLICATION:  NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW

19 FEBRUARY 2019

Investment Law to be revised

The government is gathering input from the private sector and development partners to amend the country’s Investment Law and make the country a more attractive destination for foreign investment...

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PUBLICATION:  KHMER TIMES

9 JANUARY 2018

Employers required to pay more into NSSF for workers

A government policy that went into effect at the start of the year requires employers to pay more into their employees’ government-managed social security funds, a move that could have wide-ranging effects on the country’s nascent private- and government-run health care systems...

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PUBLICATION:  SMART MEDIA RELEASE

5 DECEMBER 2016

Financial sector is on the radar

A growing interest in Cambodia’s financial sector has led to some recent high-profile mergers and acquisitions. The Post’s Kali Kotoski sat down with John McGinley, managing partner for Mekong Strategic Partners, to discuss the investment opportunities in the sector...

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PUBLICATION:  PHNOM PENH POST

7 APRIL 2016

Phnom Penh SEZ Gets Green Light for Listing

MThe Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone (SEZ) has been given the go-ahead to launch its initial public offering (IPO) this month on the Cambodian Securities Exchange (CSX), according to the company, which would make it the fourth firm to list on the bourse...

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PUBLICATION:  MEKONG MIGRATION NETWORK

6 JULY 2020

Cambodia’s First Offshore Oil Extraction Delayed Again Amid Pandemic

Cambodia has aspired to draw oil since deposits were discovered off Preah Sihanouk province’s coast more than 15 years ago...

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PUBLICATION:  VOD

2 JUNE 2020

Cambodia to phase out US dollar denominations

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia will soon not accept smaller denominated US dollar banknotes — US$1, US$2 and US$5 — due to low demand...

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PUBLICATION:  NEW STRAITS TIMES

30 APRIL 2020

Kellogg GIM Class Flies on Zoom Airways

One of my great joys of working at Kellogg is that I’ve served as a faculty advisor for our Global Initiatives in Management classes for the last eight years...

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PUBLICATION:  INSIDE KELLOGG

15 JANUARY 2020

Cambodia: The stock exchange takes baby steps

Even on a busy day, you can hear a pin drop at the Cambodia Securities Exchange, but with a handful of new share listings and more bond issues expected in 2020, investors can hope for a slightly livelier scene...

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PUBLICATION:  EUROMONEY

11 DECEMBER 2019

Nine Countries “Take Flight” With Green Banks for Climate Action

MADRID, SPAIN - As pressure builds for stronger country-level action to curb climate change, nine countries and partners are demonstrating that leadership...

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PUBLICATION:  NRDC MEDIA RELEASE

8 AUGUST 2019

USAID Green Invest Asia Formalizes Green Finance Work With Association Of Banks In Cambodia

USAID Green Invest Asia signed a memorandum with the Association of Banks in Cambodia to support the creation and national roll-out of risk management and sustainable finance principles...

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PUBLICATION:  USAID MEDIA RELEASE

23 APRIL 2019

Cambodia launches its first technology startup report

Cambodia’s digital startup ecosystem is vibrant and dynamic, with strong opportunities as well as entrepreneurial culture, according to a report by Mekong Strategic Partners and Raintree...

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PUBLICATION:  KHMER TIMES

22 OCTOBER 2018

Logistics startup Joonaak wins Seedstars Cambodia 2018

Global early stage startup competition for emerging markets Seedstars World made its debut in the kingdom...

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PUBLICATION:  e27

12 DECEMBER 2017

Searching for sustainable energy in the Mekong

Southeast Asian governments are starting to wake up to the vast potential of solar energy, under pressure from civil society groups that insist it is time to get on board with a global revolution in renewable energy...

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PUBLICATION:  THE INTERPRETER

20 SEPTEMBER 2016

Banking with a positive spin

A banking sector initiative launched yesterday aims to advise Cambodia’s financial sector on best practices for sustainable lending while capitalising on the growing pool of international funds that could flow into green and socially responsible projects...

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PUBLICATION:  PHNOM PENH POST

2 FEBRUARY 2016

Report recommends actions to increase Cambodia’s renewable energy use

The Cambodian National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), in collaboration with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partners, launched a report today that highlights Cambodia’s need to set a formal target for renewable energy generation for sustainable and secure economic growth...

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PUBLICATION:  MEKONG EYE

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