Investment

Investment policy and regulations

Invest in Cambodia: French foreign trade minister

A senior French official has called on his countrymen to invest more in Cambodia, citing rapid economic growth, a burgeoning middle class and an overall healthy investment climate. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/invest-cambodia-french-foreign-trade-minister

Cambodia average annual FDI inflows growth at 8.1 percent

Cambodia recorded an average annual FDI inflow growth of 8.1 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to ESCAP’s Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Trends 2022/2023 Country Report for Cambodia. ...

Adur Pradeep
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501222747/cambodia-average-annual-fdi-inflows-growth-at-8-1-percent/

China importers urged to buy from Cambodia

The head of the apex Cambodia trade body has asked importers operating in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi to take advantage of the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) and buy produce made in the Kingdom, particularly items on which concessions have been granted. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-importers-urged-buy-cambodia

Walmart looks to expand Cambodian business

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer intends to learn more about Cambodia’s trade and investment potential, potentially expanding its business in a future collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce. ...

Van Socheata
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/walmart-looks-expand-cambodian-business

FDI inflow to Cambodia increases by 7.7 percent in 2022 despite global uncertainty

Cambodia attracted fixed-asset investment of $4.68 billion in 2022, up 7.5 percent from $4.35 billion in a year earlier, a Council for the Development of Cambodia’s report showed on Friday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501215425/fdi-inflow-to-cambodia-increases-by-7-7-percent-in-2022-despite-global-uncertainty/

Big $0.3B tyre plant finished ‘by May’

Construction work on a massive tyre factory in Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) is expected to be completed by May, according to Preah Sihanouk Provincial Administration spokesman Kheang Phearom on January 3. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/big-03b-tyre-plant-finished-may

International brand plans local jewellery factory

A “well-known” but unnamed international brand has chosen Cambodia as the location to set up a new export-oriented jewellery factory, revealing plans to start investment operations in early 2024, the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) reported. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/international-brand-plans-local-jewellery-factory

Condo oversupply persists amid low FDI and foreign buyers

Total foreign direct investment (FDI) to the real estate sector peaked at $3.6 billion in the years preceding Covid-19, where half of the approved investments was backed by Chinese investors. In 2019 alone, FDI financing in the property and real estate development in Cambodia stood around ...

Sangeetha Amarthalingam
https://kiripost.com/stories/condo-oversupply-persists-amid-low-fdi-and-foreign-buyers

$164M five-star hotel greenlit for Sihanoukville

The government has approved Maritime City Co Ltd’s proposal to build and operate a $164.4 million development in Preah Sihanouk province comprising a 582-room five-star hotel, a commercial centre and entertainment facilities. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/164m-five-star-hotel-greenlit-sihanoukville

Cement material exploration rights offered in Kampot

The government has issued an open invitation to apply for a 155ha mineral exploration licence in northern Kampot province that officials claim has great investment potential for cement production. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cement-material-exploration-rights-offered-kampot

Singapore replaces China as Cambodia’s top FDI source

Singapore has replaced China as the leading investing country in Cambodia in 2021, accounting for six projects, or 40 percent of Cambodia’s inward FDI, revealed the Investment Monitor’s ‘2022 Inward FDI Performance Index’, released recently. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501178069/singapore-replaces-china-as-cambodias-top-fdi-source/

1st Chinese-invested expressway in Cambodia sparks tourist influx to coastal province: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Monday that some 200,000 vehicles had traveled on the kingdom’s first-ever expressway since it was open to the public for trial use for free on Oct 1. ...

Xinhua
https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202210/17/WS634cfca3a310fd2b29e7cf2f.html

150 projects worth $3.45B approved in nine months

Cambodia has approved 150 fixed-asset investment projects worth about $3.45 billion in the January-September period of 2022, according to the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC)’s report yesterday. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501164016/150-projects-worth-3-45b-approved-in-nine-months/

Hun Manet: Kingdom attracts new investors

Cambodia is emerging as one of the region’s most attractive countries for new business expansion and investments, driven by political stability and high economic growth over the past two decades, according to Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) deputy commander and Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) commander ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hun-manet-kingdom-attracts-new-investors

South Korean investor body explores local opportunities

Cambodia is looking to drum up interest among Korean investors in the production of goods in the Kingdom for export to their home market, and push bilateral trade beyond current levels – $549.930 million in the first eight months of 2022, up by 6.42 over ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/south-korean-investor-body-explores-local-opportunities

Sihanoukville property owners in limbo as unfinished high-rises litter the city

In 2018, Kheav Sothanny leased his 600 square meters of land in central Sihanoukville to a Chinese investor to build a 14-storey condo. The contract offered him a rental fee of $20,000 a month. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://cambojanews.com/sihanoukville-property-owners-in-limbo-as-unfinished-high-rises-litter-the-city/

JETRO visit raises Japanese investment hopes

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) says it has greenlit a total of 148 Japanese investment project proposals planned outside of the Kingdom’s special economic zones (SEZ) as of July 31 worth about $2.85 billion since its establishment on August 5, 1994. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/jetro-visit-raises-japanese-investment-hopes

Association disputes ‘crime haven’ tag as trafficking reports mount

The Federation of Khmer Chinese in Cambodia on Wednesday disputed international media characterizations of the country as a haven for criminal syndicates as attention grows on human trafficking at scam compounds. ...

VOD Staff
https://vodenglish.news/association-disputes-crime-haven-tag-as-trafficking-reports-mount/

Singapore investors to help reboot Cambodia’s economy

Cambodia holds huge potential for Singaporean investors, who can play a role in helping the nation’s economy return to pre-pandemic levels by ploughing funds into infrastructure and other dominant sectors. ...

Bun Tharum
https://kiripost.com/stories/singapore-investors-to-help-reboot-cambodias-economy

Investors go on trust law education drive

Prominent Cambodian-based investors are joining forces to shed light on the Law on Trust and advertise the Kingdom’s investment environment, to make up for missed opportunities due to the Covid-19 pandemic as the local outbreak remains under control. ...

Rann Reuy
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/investors-go-trust-law-education-drive

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