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Inflation to peak this year before showing signs of decline

The International Monetary fund has predicted inflation in Cambodia will peak this year due to global pressures, weakened export orders, and a slowing real estate market, before falling from 2023 onwards. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/inflation-to-peak-this-year-before-showing-signs-of-decline

NEC begins voter list check for 2022

The National Election Committee (NEC) began distributing invitations to the more than nine million people on the 2021 official voter list on September 20. From October 20, they will have one month to make sure their details are correct so they can participate in next ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/nec-begins-voter-list-check-2022

NCDM holds training seminar on IT tech in disaster management

The National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) and the World Food Programme (WFP) – in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Land Management at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) – launched a three-day basic training course on use of remote sensing (RS) ...

Nov Sivutha
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ncdm-holds-training-seminar-it-tech-disaster-management

Jan-Jun investment capital hike raises trade, production hopes

The nearly 160 per cent surge in investment capital behind a slew of new large-scale investment projects outside of Cambodia’s special economic zones (SEZ) reported for the first half of 2022 has fanned optimism for a boom in production and exports – underpinned by favourable ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/jan-jun-investment-capital-hike-raises-trade-production-hopes

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

France maintains $100M pledge for Cambodia

The French government through the French Development Agency or Agence Française de Développement (AFD) has maintained its annual financing commitment at about $100 million as a concessional loan for Cambodia to develop and recover the country’s post-Covid-19 economy in line with its national development strategy ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501155615/france-maintains-100m-pledge-for-cambodia/

ADB retains Cambodia’s growth forecast at 5.3 percent in 2022 and 6.2 percent in 2023, down by 0.3 percent

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) maintained its economic growth forecast for Cambodia at 5.3 percent in 2022, but lowered the 2023 forecast to 6.2 percent from the earlier prediction of 6.5 percent due to weaker global growth, according to its updated outlook report released on ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501155788/adb-retains-cambodias-growth-forecast-at-5-3-percent-in-2022-and-6-2-percent-in-2023-down-by-0-3-percent/

Lt Gen Hun Manet meets former Thai PM as he winds up visit

As Lieutenant General Hun Manet, the Royal Cambodian Army (RCA) Commander and Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Force (RCAF), concluded his official visit to Thailand on Tuesday, the Armed Forces of both nations vowed joint efforts to strengthen efforts to maintain peace, security ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501155411/lt-gen-hun-manet-meets-former-thai-pm-as-he-winds-up-visit/

Land dispute victims in Sihanoukville call government to resolve and release four citizens

Land dispute residents in two communes of Prey Nob district, Sihanoukville province call on government to resolve and release four citizens citizens are imprisoned under this land dispute. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/16/land-dispute-victims-in-sihanoukville-call-on-head-of-govt-to-resolve-and-release-four-citizens/

Gov’t to issue bonds for second time to borrow $50M from investors

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) will proceed with another auction process for the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) to borrow about $50 million from investors for the second time of the government’s plan of issuance for a longer period of time of repayment ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154678/govt-to-issue-bonds-for-second-time-to-borrow-50m-from-investors/

23 families in Siem Reap accuse authorities of allocating more than 80 hectares of their farmland

Twenty-three families in Run Ta Ek commune, Siem Reap province have accused authorities of taking more than 80 hectares of their farmland to be subdivided ownership unfairly. ...

Khut Sokun
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/19/siem-reap-23-families-accuse-authorities-of-allocating-more-than-80-hectares-of-their-farmland/

KNUP eyes third place in National Election

Khmer National United Party (KNUP) led by former military general Nhek Bun Chhay is eyeing third place in the National Assembly (NA) after Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) and Candlelight Party (CP) in the upcoming 2023 National Election and will use that position to address the ...

Hang Punreay
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501155418/knup-eyes-third-place-in-national-election/

43% of children under 14 physically disciplined at home, study says

Nearly half of Cambodian children aged 1 to 14 years old are disciplined in their homes using physical violence, a new government study says, with social norms remaining a key factor in why adults hit their kids. ...

Ngay Nai
https://cambojanews.com/43-of-children-under-14-physically-disciplined-at-home-study-says/

Garment sector minimum wage to Rise to $200 a month in 2023

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness. ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Surrusco
https://cambojanews.com/garment-sector-minimum-wage-to-rise-to-200-a-month-in-2023/

Press freedom groups, donors tout benefits of a national press council

Press freedom groups and foreign donors on Friday discussed the potential benefits and goals of establishing a national press council, including developing a standardized code of ethics for journalists nationwide and promoting public trust and self-regulation in the industry. ...

Khuon Narim
https://cambojanews.com/press-freedom-groups-donors-tout-benefits-of-a-national-press-council/

Sar Kheng: Investigations show trafficking complaints ‘95% true’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng said the government has spent more than $200 million building infrastructure in Preah Sihanouk province in order to attract investment and increase tax revenues – not to let it slide into a morass of illegal gambling and, even worse, crimes. ...

Lay Samean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sar-kheng-investigations-show-trafficking-complaints-95-true

Kbal Romeas Community requests authorities to provide 3,000 hectares of communal land

The Kbal Romeas community requests the authorities to help protect their forests from the Chinese company Sivgex and expedite the establishment of another 3,000 hectares of their communal land. ...

Meng Kroypunlok
https://www.vodkhmer.news/2022/09/19/kbal-romeas-community-requests-authorities-to-create-3000-hectares-of-collective-land/

Royal Railway Plc gets approval for issuance of bond

Train operator Royal Railway Plc, a subsidiary of local conglomerate Royal Group of Companies Ltd, has received “approval in principle” from the Council of the Non-Banking Financial Services Authority (NBFSA) to issue a bond worth about $10 million on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), which ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/royal-railway-plc-gets-approval-issuance-bond

Bunong demand company stop land clearing

Stung Treng province’s Bunong indigenous community in Kbal Romeas commune have demanded that authorities assist them in protecting their forest against a Chinese company Siev Gek and expedite the creation of a 3,000-hectare reserve in the commune’s Kbal Romeas village in Sesan district. ...

Tith Kongnov
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154593/bunong-demand-company-stop-land-clearing/

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