Economy and commerce

Economic policy and administration

Digital businesses urged to register at telecoms ministry

Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Chea Vandeth on February 24 encouraged budding digital entrepreneurs to register for licenses and receive technical support, training and “encouragement” from the ministry. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/digital-businesses-urged-register-telecoms-ministry

Hong Kong ready to provide technical assistance for Cambodia’s E-Commerce

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China has expressed its readiness to cooperate and provide technical assistance for Cambodia in the field of e-commerce. ...

L VY/AKP
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50818312/hong-kong-ready-to-provide-technical-assistance-for-cambodias-e-commerce/

Vehicle import duty cuts proposed

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth has proposed an adjustment on vehicle import duty, to be effective from March 1, to revive the market and buttress the logistics sector after customs clearance revenue on vehicles fell by 40 percent in 2020 from a year ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/vehicle-import-duty-cuts-proposed

EDF 2021 strategic framework approved at board meeting

The eighth Entrepreneurship Development Fund (EDF) Board of Directors Meeting yesterday reviewed and approved its medium-term strategic framework and annual work plan and budget for 2021. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50813028/edf-2021-strategic-framework-approved-at-board-meeting/

Kingdom is bolstering its logistics in anticipation of string of FTAs

With five free trade agreements (FTAs) on the docket this year, Cambodia is bolstering its logistics network in anticipation of the deals. To that end, last month the Prime Minister approved the immediate upgrade of the Stung Bot, Bavet and Poipet  checkpoints. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50811861/kingdom-is-bolstering-its-logistics-in-anticipation-of-string-of-ftas/

Helping SMEs to stand on their own two feet

Following the successful completion of two rounds of assistance packages to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups during the COVID-19 pandemic, Khmer Enterprise will implement a third this year. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50810982/helping-smes-to-stand-on-their-own-two-feet/

Investment Law may be in effect as soon as April

Cambodia’s newly-drafted Investment Law will be in effect as soon as in April 2021, according to Ministry of Economy and Finance secretary of state Phan Phalla on January 27. He made the remark at the Public Forum on Macroeconomic Management and Budget Law 2021, ushering ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/investment-law-may-be-effect-soon-april

Dialogue on new consumer protection law

Corporate leaders and senior officials attended the second Stakeholder Dialogue on Consumer Protection yesterday. The Kingdom drafted its Law on Consumer Protection in 2019 to comply with the Consumer Protection in ASEAN project, which aims to increase competitiveness in the region. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50808525/dialogue-on-new-consumer-protection-law/

Ministry ‘bullish’ on prospects of recovery

The Kingdom’s real economic growth is expected to recover by 4 percent in 2021 following a contraction of 3.1 percent in 2020, according to a report from the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807772/ministry-bullish-on-prospects-of-recovery/

Gov’t plans non-garment industrial export expansion

The government plans to boost non-garment manufacturing exports this year on the back of strong market demand as the availability of viable Covid-19 vaccines jumpstarts a global economy hungry for recovery. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-plans-non-garment-industrial-export-expansion

Regional produce given trademarks of local geography

The Ministry of Commerce is pressing on to register some of the Kingdom’s more renown products as collective trademarks and grant them domestic geographical indication (GI) to provide them with added exposure on the international market. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/regional-produce-given-trademarks-local-geography

NBC launches new payment and transfer system

National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) officially launched its national retail payment system  “Retail Pay” yesterday to support and provide fast payment facilities for trade settlement and fund transfers in the Kingdom. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807469/nbc-launches-new-payment-and-transfer-system/

CSX webcast targets small, medium firms

Fresh off the largest initial public offering in its history, the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) is courting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to list on its main board. ...

Husain Haider
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50807111/csx-webcast-targets-small-medium-firms/

Gains not losses: Key factors that affect share prices in the market

Share price fluctuations can either create opportunities for gains for investors – or potentially be the cause of losses. Factors that drive demand (buying orders) higher than supply (selling orders) will generally lead to an increase in stock price. Conversely, any that drive supply higher ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/banking-securities-business/gains-not-losses-key-factors-affect-share-prices-market

Ministry revamps self-assessment tax regime classifications

The Ministry of Economy and Finance has issued a prakas (directive) for the classification of taxpayers doing business in the Kingdom currently under the existing self-assessment regime. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50804495/ministry-revamps-self-assessment-tax-regime-classifications/

SME fund fully subscribed

A $100 million small and medium enterprise co-financing scheme (SCFS) fund was fully subscribed by mid-October 2020, according to a senior executive of SME Bank of Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50803513/sme-fund-fully-subscribed/

Cambodia readies for EU meet on 7-year work plan

The Kingdom is set to host a consultative meeting with EU representatives and partners based in the country next month and prepare a 2021-2027 joint development cooperation plan that centres on market diversification, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-readies-eu-meet-7-year-work-plan

Ministry mulls ASEAN+3 travel bubble

The Ministry of Tourism plans to launch a travel bubble allowing transit between Cambodia and 12 other regional countries in a bid to resuscitate the tourism sector amid the crushing impact of the ongoing spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Tourism spokesman Top Sopheak told The ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-mulls-asean3-travel-bubble

Development bank delivers $245mn to agri-sector producers, exporters, SMEs

A senior executive of the state-owned Agriculture Rural Development Bank (ARDB) said the financial institution has released $245 million to rice millers and exporters, the livestock sector and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802809/development-bank-delivers-245mn-to-agri-sector-producers-exporters-smes/

CMA says member institutions have restructured $1.38B of loans

The Cambodia Microfinance Association (CMA) has announced that as of January 3, 2021, CMA members have provided loan restructuring worth $1.382 billion.  The total number of restructuring requests stood at 303,593 with 285,234 having been granted. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50802377/cma-says-member-institutions-have-restructured-138b-of-loans/

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