A World of Banking
Business Asia

A World of Banking

As Cambodia opens up to the ASEAN community, so too does its financial sector, putting the big banks on a bigger stage and leaving the smaller ones in a battle to survive. Asia’s market integration with the ASEAN Economic Community has paved the way for greater access to domestic markets with higher competition across the region. … Continue reading

Good Neighbours
Business Asia

Good Neighbours

On November 2, a delegation from the Korea Federation of Banks (KFB) will attend a conference in Phnom Penh, signalling intentions to enhance cooperation with Cambodia’s financial sector. The conference—a joint venture between the KFB, the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) and the Association of Banks in Cambodia (ABC)—will include presentations from a number … Continue reading

The Thai Connection
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The Thai Connection

A new life insurance company derived from Thailand’s leader in the eld is making inroads in Cambodia. Arjan Wes, the CEO of Sovannaphum Life Assurance, gives insights into the firm’s start and its strategy.   What experience does Sovannaphum Life Assurance bring to Cambodia? Through our parent companies, we bring to Cambodia the experience of … Continue reading

Money on the Mind
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Money on the Mind

Money comes and money goes, but monitoring the flows can be key to financial security and stability. A free ANZ Royal initiative teaches Cambodians the basics of financial literacy. A common problem faced by many Cambodians, especially those already living in poverty, is continual debt, leading to short-term repayment solutions, replacing one debt with another. … Continue reading

Think Bank
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Think Bank

With membership to a growing Asia Pacific financial association, Cambodia recently joined the discourse on regional banking. Varabott Ho, of The Association of Banks in Cambodia, visited Nepal for the latest discussion on one of the big issues in a surging sector. The modernisation of the Asia Pacific banking history has considerably changed the competitive … Continue reading