|Economy||Measure Code||Measure||Currency Code||Amount (Local)||Amount (USD)||Source||Post Date||Details|
|Brunei Darussalam||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||BND||450,000,000||318,122,907|
|Brunei Darussalam||03A||03A - Long-term lending||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||03B||03B - Forbearance||BND||450,000,000||318,122,907||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 1 May 2020); Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam. https://ambd.gov.bn/Lists/News/Displayitem.aspx?ID=462 (accessed 15 April 2020).||
On March 30, the Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) announced additional financial support measures amounting to an estimated total of BND250 million, effective April 1. This Economic Relief Package (i) extends the deferment on principal payments of financing or loan to all sectors, (ii) provides for the restructuring or deferment on principal repayment of personal loans and hire purchase such as car financing, for a period not exceeding 10 years, (iii) provides for the deferment on principal repayments of property financing, (iv) provides for the conversion of any outstanding credit card balances into term loans not exceeding 3 years for affected individuals in the private sector only (including the self-employed), and (v) waiver of all bank fees/charges related to these facilities (except third party charges). Coupled with the earlier fiscal assistance, these measures will increase the value of Brunei’s Economic Stimulus Package to a total of BND450 million (or 3.2% of GDP).
|Brunei Darussalam||04||04 - Equity support||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||05||05 - Health and income support||BND||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accesed 14 April 2020).||
(i) All bank fees and charges (except third party charges) that are related to trade and payments of transactions in affected sectors mentioned in Measure 3 will be waived for a period of six months; and (ii) No amount/estimate: Effective April 1 for six months, an interim fiscal package has been deployed to support SMEs and self-employed groups in sectors such as tourism, hospitality, transport and restaurants. The fiscal measures include amongst others, the deferment of payments on Employees Trust Fund (TAP) and Supplementary Contributory Pension (SCP) contributions, discounts on corporate income taxes, rents and utilities.
|Brunei Darussalam||05A||05A - Health support||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||05B||05B - Income support||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||06||06 - Budget reallocation||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||07||07 - Central bank financing government||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||07A||07A - Direct lending & reserve drawdown||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||07B||07B - Secondary purchase: government securities||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||08||08 - International Assistance Received||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||08A||08A - Swaps||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||08B||08B - International loans/grants||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||08B1||08B1 - Asian Development Bank||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||08B2||08B2 - Other||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||09||09 - International Assistance Provided||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||09A||09A - Swaps||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||09B||09B - International loans/grants||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||10||10 - No breakdown||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||11||11 - Other Economic Measures||BND|
|Brunei Darussalam||12||12 - Non-Economic Measures||BND||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 1 May 2020, 14 May 2020).||
(i) The government is actively responding to the risks of the pandemic from spreading further by implementing a range of measures, including strict inbound and outbound travel restrictions and banning all mass gatherings, including weddings and sporting events; and (ii) The Ministry of Health (MOH) is also stepping up efforts to track close contacts of positive cases; (vi) MOH actively rolling out a contact tracing app (“BruHealth”) for residents to download before they are given the green light to visit public places.
|Cambodia||01||01 - Liquidity Support||KHR|
|Cambodia||01A||01A - Short-term lending||KHR|
|Cambodia||01B||01B - Support policies for short-term lending||KHR||International Monetary Fund (IMF). https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) announced that there will be a lowering of required reserves that banking and financial institutions must maintain at the NBC both for local (riel) and foreign currencies.
|Cambodia||01C||01C - Forex operations||KHR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, Cambodia continues to maintain a managed floating exchange rate.
|Cambodia||02||02 - Credit creation||KHR|
|Cambodia||02A||02A - Financial sector lending/funding||KHR|
|Cambodia||02B||02B - Support policies for long-term lending||KHR||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, The NBC has implemented measures, such as (i) delaying additional increases in the capital conservation buffer, (ii) cutting the interest rate in its Liquidity Providing Collateralized Operations (LPCOs) that decreases banks’ funding costs in domestic currency, (iii) cutting the interest rate on negotiable certificates of deposit (the collateral for LPCOs) to encourage banks to disburse loans.
|Cambodia||02C||02C - Loan guarantees||KHR||RGC. http://auschamcambodia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/fourth-round-of-stimulus-measures.pdf (accessed 11 June 2020).||
May 26, The Ministry of Economy and Finance will establish a “credit guarantee fund” of USD200 million. This fund may guarantee loans through banks and financial institutions using the market policy to assuage the pressure of cash flow and working capital of businesses in all sectors.
|Cambodia||03||03 - Direct long-term lending||KHR|
|Cambodia||03A||03A - Long-term lending||KHR||Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC). http://auschamcambodia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/fourth-round-of-stimulus-measures.pdf (accessed 11 June 2020).||
(i) Adjust the special financing plan of USD50 million through the Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (ARDB) and extend the provision of loans from this plan to the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) cluster; (ii) Adjust a special financing plan of USD100 million between SMEs and financial institutions to extend the coverage of loans to the enterprises in the medical equipment and medicine production sectors (See Measure 10: No breakdown).
|Cambodia||03B||03B - Forbearance||KHR||International Monetary Fund (IMF). https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020).||
No amount/estimate: April, The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has also issued guidelines to financial institutions on loan restructuring for borrowers experiencing financial difficulties (but still performing) in priority sectors (tourism, garments, construction, transportation and logistics).
|Cambodia||04||04 - Equity support||KHR|
|Cambodia||05||05 - Health and income support||KHR||851,712,272,727||210,000,000|
|Cambodia||05A||05A - Health support||KHR||243,346,363,636||60,000,000||IMF. https://www.imf.org/en/Topics/imf-and-covid19/Policy-Responses-to-COVID-19 (accessed 24 July 2020).||
April, Additional fiscal resources to the health sector of around USD60 million are expected.
|Cambodia||05B||05B - Income support||KHR||608,365,909,091||150,000,000||RGC. http://auschamcambodia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/fourth-round-of-stimulus-measures.pdf (accessed 11 June 2020); Australian Embassy in Cambodia. https://cambodia.embassy.gov.au/files/penh/20200624-Media-Release-Australia-and-Germany-support-historic-cash-transfer-English.pdf (accessed 26 June 2020); RGC. https://pressocm.gov.kh/en/archives/66499 (accessed 1 July 2020); RGC. https://bit.ly/3kmSOMU (accessed 04 August 2020); EuroCham Cambodia. https://bit.ly/3dOZD6U (accessed 22 October 2020).||
(i) No amount/estimate: April, Support to tourism sector including (a) exemption from all monthly taxes for two months (June to July 2020) for hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and travel agencies registered with the General Department of Taxation, and whose business activities are operated in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Preah Sihanouk, Kep, Kampot, Bavet city, and Poipet city; (b) non-payment of the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) during the business suspension; (c) exemption from the renewal fees for tourism licenses of all types for 2021 (See Measure 10: No breakdown); (ii) No amount/estimate: April, Exemption of all airlines registered in Cambodia from minimum tax for two more months from June to July 2020 (See Measure 10: No breakdown); (iii) No amount/estimate: May 26, Loosen the application of withholding tax for local and overseas lenders by about 5% to 10%; (iv) May 26, Extend the coverage and amount of the budget for the “cash for work program” in 2020 to USD100 million to absorb the labor force who have lost employment from the factories/enterprises and returned home from the foreign countries, to support the local people’s living standards, and to bring about socioeconomic achievements through the construction of small local physical infrastructures to enhance the agricultural and economic sectors ; (v) No amount/estimate: June 24, The Royal Government introduced the "Cash Transfer Program for Poor and Vulnerable Households during COVID-19" with support from international donors. The monthly spending for this assistance program is approximately KHR100 billion (or about USD25 million) and will run for two months in the first round (June and July); (vi) No amount/estimate: July 31, The Royal Government announced its fifth round of stimulus measures including (a) continued support through subsidies and tax exemptions to the garment-textile, footwear, travel products, bags, and tourism sectors until September 2020; (b) renewal of exemption of the minimum tax until September 2020 to support the aviation sector; and (c) continue to implement Cash Assistance Programmes for the poor and vulnerable families amid COVID-19 pandemic until September 2020; (vii) No amount/estimate: October 1, The Royal Government of Cambodia announced its 6th round of stimulus measures including (a) additional support to garment/textile, footwear, travel accessory, bag, and tourism industries, i.e. USD40 per month for each worker in the identified sectors until the end of December 2020, exemption in business taxes, and delay in the compulsory payment of social security funds; (b) continue to exempt minimum tax and delay the payment of owed amount of the civil aviation fees until December 2020 for the airline companies registered in Cambodia; and (c) continue to roll out the cash relief program for poor and vulnerable families during the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for three more months from October to December 2020.
|Cambodia||06||06 - Budget reallocation||KHR||
No amount/estimate: April, (i) Government spending is to be redirected to (a) combatting the virus; (b) social protection, especially of the poor and unemployed; (c) supporting businesses and jobs; and (d) maintaining security; (ii) Savings on current spending of about USD30 million are also planned; and (iii) Capital spending is to be streamlined by around USD370 million (See Measure 10: No breakdown).
|Cambodia||07||07 - Central bank financing government||KHR|
|Cambodia||07A||07A - Direct lending & reserve drawdown||KHR|