What is a reserve requirement?

Reserve requirements are a monetary policy tool used by the National Bank of Cambodia to control credit growth.

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  1. Currently, the reserve requirement rates for foreign currencies (especially US dollars) and national currencies are set differently.

    The reserve requirement ratio for foreign currency and national currency is set at 12.5% ​​and 8%, respectively.

    12.5% ​​for foreign currency reserve requirements, of which 4.5% is financed by the National Bank of Cambodia and 8% is not No interest. Interest is also paid for riel reserves.

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