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Poor returns from an underperforming banking sector

Publication date 12 September 2017 | 16:24 | ICT

A recent report has found that the majority of Cambodia’s nearly 40 commercial banks lack the scale and efficiency required to generate a healthy return on investment for their shareholders, with many not even able to cover their own

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