- From Khmer រៀល (riəl). (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Rural banks like Acleda can gradually try to match loans and deposits with riel, which is used more widely in rural areas.”
“I buy one hundred grams for 500 riel (about 12 ½ cents).”
“Though the riel came back into circulation in 1979, people preferred to use the Thai baht initially and then, once international aid poured into the country in the early 1990s, the dollar.”
“Not only would riel listings add costs and confusion in a largely dollarized economy, it would create an additional risk for international investors, driving them away.”
“Last month, regulators convened a public workshop to decide whether to denominate stock prices in riel, dollars or both.”
“But Cambodians voted with their wallets, shunning the Cambodian riel and demanding dollars.”
““Every day I have to pay 2000 riel to rent the bicycle, and 1000 more for the basket.””
“Which is a lot for her no matter how you look at it, because every day she takes in a total of 6000 riel, just over a dollar and a half, without even accounting for initial cost of the snacks.”
“The director of Bak Touk primary school in Phnom Penh saidthe school had given its teachers permission to charge each pupil 500 riel (12 cents) per day, but claimed the suspended teachers regularly charged twice that amount.”
“Crucially, though, a borrower must be saving at least 1,000 riel a month with the CBMIFO.Savings are often the forgotten part of microfinance, but provide an important safety net for anyone not able to access the formal banking system.”
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