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 so far this year, according to the Commerce Ministry’s daily statistics. Businesses have also felt the effects of inflation.