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Interest up at Angkor Wat

Increased interest by Asian tourists has led to about 33 percent growth for Angkor Wat ticket sales so far this year, according to the Apsara Authority. Revenues during the first six months hit US$20 million, compared with about $15 million in the period last year, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450870/Business/interest-up-at-angkor-wat.html

Current accounts in control

Cambodia’s current accounts deficit has increased in recent years, but is not yet a cause for concern, according to experts. The Asian Development Bank’s July update showed Cambodia’s current accounts deficit stood at 11 percent of GDP in 2010, and statistics show the trade gap ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450869/Business/current-accounts-in-control.html

Two dollar strike to continue

Angkor Beer promoters yesterday rejected an offer from the municipality that would have required them to suspend their strike while officials negotiated a solution for them, telling Phnom Penh’s deputy governor that their protest is legal and that their employer is breaking the law. More ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450859/National-news/two-dollar-strike-to-continue.html

Residents tell tycoon to back off

Families protesting encroachment onto their land by a tycoon who is expanding a road in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district filed a complaint to the Prime Minister’s cabinet and the Municipal Court on Tuesday. On Friday, employees working for tycoon Thong Sarath demolished fences on eight ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450856/National-news/land-dispute-residents-tell-tycoon-to-back-off.html

Complaint over violence

Twenty-nine community representatives from Kampong Speu’s Phnom Sruoch district travelled in person to the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh yesterday to file a complaint against provincial governor Kang Heang and other officials, accusing them of “robbing a total of 950 hectares of farm land”.  ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450865/National-news/complaint-over-violence.html

Low Funds May Have Led to CPI Suspension

An official at the Ministry of Planning said yesterday that a lack of funds may be to blame fo the Ministry of Finance and Economy suspending the publication of June’s consumer price index. Sam Saroeun, deputy director of the statistics department at the Ministry of ...

City Hall Calls On Angkor Beer Promoters to Protest Peacefully

Phnom Penh City Hall yesterday warned Angkor Beer promoters to protest peacefully until a resolution could be reached on their pay claims, a union representative said. Protests held by the Angkor Beer promoters turned violent on Tuesday evening, with one promoter hospitalized after protestors clashed ...

Two Khmer Papers Told to Halt Publishing

The Ministry of Information on Tuesday ordered two Khmer-language newspapers owned by the same publisher to halt publication for failing to follow ministry rules. In a notice signed by Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith, Phnom Penh-based The Water and Fire News and The World newspapers ...

Mass Evictions Loom for Wildlife Sanctuary

Ms Sam On, 37, has already lost her house. It was one of three homes razed in April by Kratie provincial military police, environment officials and workers of the Sovannvuthy rubber company, after a tense stand-off with about 100 villagers that villagers said ended with ...

Petrol prices squeeze domestic consumers

Soaring prices for gasoline and goods have hurt some Cambodian consumers, causing what economists have said was a drop in the living standard of the Kingdom’s lower-income population. Gasoline traded at 5,300 riel per litre in Phnom Penh yesterday, an increase of about  12 percent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080350825/Business/petrol-prices-squeeze-domestic-consumers.html

More competition from Thai millers

Thai government proposals to pay above market prices to rice farmers could complicate Cambodia’s goal of becoming a major milled rice exporter, according to industry insiders. Pheu Thai party leader Yingluck Shinawatra has announced plans to buy rough rice for a guaranteed price of 15,000 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080350827/Business/more-competition-from-thai-millers.html

FPT talks operating telecoms in Cambodia

Vietnamese company FPT Telecom aims to extend operations to the Kingdom, after its attempted acquisition of Vietnam’s EVN Telecom fell through. FPT Telecom “has plans to expand business in Cambodia, but all is in discussion”, a spokesperson said late on Monday, declining to comment further. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080350826/Business/fpt-talks-operating-telcoms-in-cambodia.html

Vattanac in damage denial

A top executive from Cambodian company Vattanac yesterday denied the firm had damaged colonial-era buildings along the capital’s riverfront, as one local business owner sought a new home. Construction at a Vattanac building site – situated on Phnom Penh’s Sisowath Quay – has been at ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080350834/National-news/vattanac-in-damage-denial.html

Inflation rates driven by increases in food prices

The Kingdom’s consumer price index tracked a 1.4 percent increase in May over April, according to National Institute of Statistics’ latest figures. Prices at the end of May were 6.5 percent higher than the same date the year previous, the figures show. Experts said Cambodia’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070650211/Business/inflation-rates-driven-by-increases-in-food-prices.html

CAMBODIA-NORTH KOREA UPDATE BILATERAL AGREEMENTS

Cambodia and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have inked the agreements to expand bilateral trade, technologies, agriculture, industry, investment and the health sector, and both sides also are trying to boost close ties for mutual benefits while both nations’ trading has been reported to be ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=1301

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