Investment policy and regulations
Chinese investors returning: Cambodia should learn the lesson of money laundering risks
The real estate industry in Cambodia has been identified as a high-risk sector for money laundering due to a number of factors. In recent years, the industry has experienced substantial growth, which has attracted foreign investors, particularly from China. This has led to a substantial influx ...
Sihanoukville multi-purpose SEZ master plan reviewed
A meeting at the Ministry of Economy and Finance under the chairmanship of Dr Aun Pornmoniroth, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy and Finance, on Wednesday, reviewed and discussed recommendations on the draft report on the second phase of the master plan for the ...
CDC approves $2.9 billion Japanese investment projects
The Council of the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved 150 investment projects worth approximately $2.9 billion proposed by Japanese investors in the country as of the end of January this year, according to the figures released in a press release issued yesterday by CDC ...
Chinese major companies to boost investment in Cambodia
Three Chinese major companies presented multiple investment projects worth millions of dollars to Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting in Beijing, a release said today. The companies also plan to invest on water transportation, hospital, sewage treatment, high-speed rail, etc. ...
Japan firm chooses Battambang for cashew nut shell fuel project
Japanese firm Top Planning Japan Co Ltd’s (TPJ) apparent interest in investing in facilities in Battambang province to convert cashew nut shells into fuel and process the fibre-rich seeds for export has been greeted with much enthusiasm among local authorities and has dramatically heightened prospects ...
NBC calls for more UK investment, exports
National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) assistant governor Chea Serey on February 7 proposed that British businesspeople ramp up their investments in Cambodia and buy more local goods, to strengthen bilateral economic relations and stimulate recovery in the Southeast Asian country following a downturn linked to ...
Trade bodies CBC, IDI team up
The Bangkok-based Cambodia Business Council (CBC) and local Innovation and Development Investors Association (IDI) have joined forces to engage with and attract more investors as well as to improve Cambodian exports regionally and globally. ...
South Korean agency pushes investment in auto-parts, tech
At a recent meeting in Seoul with a Cambodian delegation led by Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak, Yu expressed his firm belief that the Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) will boost trade between the two countries. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
$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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...