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Sokimex Plans High-Rise Condos for Peninsula

Sokimex Group is set to break ground on six high-rise condominium buildings in Phnom Penh. Originally suspended in 2010 by Sok Kong because of low demand, the project has now been green lit. Phnom Penh property prices fallen 50 percent since 2008. ...

More Concessions Granted in Protected Areas

Six additional economic land concessions have been granted, totaling 46,000 hectares in protected areas. As a means to spur agribusiness companies the concessions include two in Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary in Kompong Speu province. Prime Minister Hun Sen signed in the grants on June 3 ...

Inflation Hits 14-Month High As Food Prices Continue to Rise

Inflation rose to 6.5 percent in May when compared to the same time last year, marking a 14 month high. Consumer prices are also shown to have risen by 1.4 percent with meat, fish and vegetables as the main culprit as they increased as well. ...

GMAC head sets clothing export goal

Cambodia is set for a 30 per cent increase in garment exports this year, according to Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) president Van Sou Ieng. The sector was heavily dependent on foreign buyers, which were increasing their orders  as the global economy recovered, he ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550174/Business/garment-gains-gmac-head-sets-clothing-export-goal.html

Banking sector grows

The global economic recovery this year continues to benefit Cambodian banks, although insiders said yesterday macro-economic press-ures were still weighing on the industry. Some of Cambodia’s biggest banks had enjoyed a strong 2011 thanks to a rebound in lending, deposits and profits, officials said. Economists, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550175/Business/banking-sector-grows.html

BDO expands Cambodia operations

The former country partner and staff of Grant Thornton Law and Associates in Cambodia have joined the accountancy and advisory firm BDO Malaysia effective July 1, according to a statement. As a result, BDO Cambodia’s team will now comprise over 30 staff and partners, a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550176/Business/bdo-expands-cambodia-operations.html

Overloaded vehicles at issue

Overloaded vehicles are contributing to a more rapid than anticipated deterioration of Cambodia’s road network, experts said yesterday. “The cost of overloading causes problems to everyone involved, but it is easy to control damage if we have good system in place. This is the only ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550177/Business/overloaded-vehicles-at-issue.html

1,000 hectare land grab alleged

Villagers in Preah Sihanouk province have accused a businessman of bulldozing almost 1,000 hectares of their farm land in complaints filed to relevant authorities and the provincial court last week. Pin Lean Hun, a village representative, said yesterday rice paddies, vegetable patches and jackfruit trees ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550182/National-news/1000-hectare-land-grab-alleged.html

BDO expands Cambodia operations

The former country partner and staff of Grant Thornton Law and associates in Cambodia have joined the accountancy and advisory firm BDO Malaysia effective July 1, according to a statement. BDO is one of three accounting firms licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550176/Business/bdo-expands-cambodia-operations.html

Overloaded vehicles at issue

Overloaded vehicles are contributing to a more rapid than anticipated deterioriation of Cambodia’s road network, experts said yesterday The ADB has funded an axle-load control programme as part of a US$1 million technical package to support government rehabilitation of about 150 kilometers of the Kingdom’s roads. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550177/Business/overloaded-vehicles-at-issue.html

June Textile Reps Solicit Aid from UN Labor Org

Representatives of the former employees of the June Textile Factory in Phnom Penh on Friday wrote to the International Labor Organization asking for help after they claimed the factory failed to make severance payments won by an Arbitration Council decision two weeks ago. Mr ...

GMAC head sets clothing export goal

Cambodia is set for a 30 per cent increase in garment exports this year, according to Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia [GMAC] President Van Sou Ieng. The sector was heavily dependent on foreign buyers, which were increasing their orders as the global economy recovered, he said. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070550174/Business/garment-gains-gmac-head-sets-clothing-export-goal.html

Boeng Kak Residents Ask US Embassy For Help

About 200 Boeung Kak residents gathered in front of the US Embassy in Phnom Penh yesterday, seeking help from US Ambassador Carol Rodley in lobbying to have their housing requirements fulfilled. Arrriving at the embassy yesterday at 7:30 am, villager were told by a guard that ...

Bank Says No Railway Evictee To Be Left Behind

The Asian Development Bank announced yesterday that the organizations behind the rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railways, including the government and the Australian development agency, have jointly pledged to address the complaints of people facing eviction from dwellings across the rail lines. The Australian government provided ...

Online launch voice

Internet service provider Online is aiming to compete in the voice call market with its latest product, TalkMobile, a Skype-like application for handsets. Customers buy US$2 a month in credit to use the internet-based TalkMobile, and then pay prices ranging from about 6 cents a ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070450152/Business/online-launch-voice.html

Growth in vehicle sales fuelled by bank loans, dealers say

Commercial banks are providing more loans for vehicle purchases, leading to a jump in car sales this year, according to dealers. While the improved domestic economy and effects of the March disasters in Japan on its competitors had improved sales figures of Great Wall vehicles, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070450153/Business/growth-in-vehicle-sales-fuelled-by-bank-loans-dealers-say.html

More money for meat

Meat prices on Phnom Penh’s markets have seen large gains over the first half of the year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce’s Trade Promotion Department. Local vendors say the price increase comes due to a decrease in imports, forcing purchases of domestically ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070450154/Business/more-money-for-meat.html

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