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Thai, Cambodian SEC sign pact on capital markets

Cambodia and Thailand’s Securities Exchange and Commission (SEC) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on mutual cooperation for capital market development through cross-listing, dual listing and depositary receipt offerings. ...

Bangkok Post Staff
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1752539/thai-cambodian-sec-sign-pact-on-capital-markets

Chinese project in Cambodia raises alarms of military build-up

While Cambodia welcomes an ongoing influx of Chinese tourists, investment and development, the world at large increasingly suspects that China is launching a military build-up in the country for stronger Chinese influence in Southeast Asia. Dara Sakor, a new China-backed coastal resort in Koh Kong ...

Kyodo News
https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/1728967/chinese-project-in-cambodia-raises-alarms-of-military-build-up

Cambodia's EU rice exports fall sharply after tariffs; China sales up

Cambodia’s rice exports to the European Union fell sharply in the first half of the year following the imposition of tariffs, official data showed on Monday, but the loss was offset by increased sales to China. The EU in January imposed tariffs for three years ...

Reuters
https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/1708879/cambodias-eu-rice-exports-fall-sharply-after-tariffs-china-sales-up

US-Cambodia standoff

In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their joint annual Golden Dragon military exercises on Thursday. ...

Sek Sophal
https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1439187/us-cambodia-standoff

Train track to Cambodian border completed

Refurbishing of the train track from Aranyaprathet to the border is now completed, but the planned reopening of the rail link between Thailand and Cambodia will not happen soon.   ...

Sawat Ketngam and Saritdet Marukatat
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/transport/1400582/train-track-to-cambodian-border-completed

Asean property markets beckon investors

Aliwassa Pathnadabutr, managing director of property consultant CBRE Thailand, said prime residential property for rent in the Cambodian capital has posted the highest yield among all sectors at 8% per year. Selling prices remain relatively low, but rents are high. ...

Kanana Katharangsiporn
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1124901/asean-property-markets-beckon-investors

Cambodia, Japan restore Angkor Wat causeway

Cambodia and Japan began Monday a four-year project to restore the ruined western causeway at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple.   ...

Kyodo News
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/965609/cambodia-japan-restore-angkor-wat-causeway

Cambodia mulls Preah Vihear access from Thailand

Cambodia is considering allowing visitors from Thailand directly access Preah Vihear temple, Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh said on Thursday. ...

Wassana Nanuam
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/security/909368/cambodia-mulls-preah-vihear-access-from-thailand

Thailand-Cambodia rail link complete by December

Construction of a restored rail link with Cambodia to improve transport in the Mekong sub-region will be completed by the end of 2016, Khmer officials say. The railway connection between Aranyaprathet and Sisophon stopped in the 1970s due to internal conflicts in Cambodia. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/815452/thailand-cambodia-rail-link-complete-by-december

Change of the guard

With the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) expected to intensify business competition across the region, Thailand’s biggest industrial conglomerate expects to rise to the challenge under a new leader.Kan Trakulhoon is retiring as president and chief executive of Siam Cement Group (SCG) after a decade at ...

Nareerat Wiriyapong
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/808916/change-of-the-guard

Cambodia inaugurates 6th Chinese-built hydropower plant

Cambodia has inaugurated its sixth Chinese-built hydropower plant, bringing the country’s total power supplies by dams of up to 927 megawatts. ...

Kyodo News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/805444/cambodia-inaugurates-6th-chinese-built-hydropower-plant

SCG vows Cambodian upgrade

SET-listed Siam Cement Group (SCG) will spend US$200 million to expand its investment in Cambodia from 2016-20.The focus will be on the cement and building materials sectors, which have strong potential to grow amid the Cambodian government’s policy of revving up infrastructure projects, said Kan ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/800748/scg-vows-cambodian-upgrade

Thai-Cambodian retreat seals trade and labor deals

Thailand and Cambodia on Saturday signed five bilateral agreements to wrap up the two-day official visit by Cambodian leader Hun Sen, although no deal was reached on energy development and cooperation between the countries. According to Hun Sen, Gen Prayut has agreed in principle to ...

Patsara Jikkham
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/799968/thai-cambodian-retreat-seals-trade-and-labour-deals

Border scrap off talks agenda

The territorial conflict between Thailand and Cambodia will not be discussed during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Thailand this week, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha says. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/796340/border-scrap-off-talks-agenda

Coup no obstacle to Hun Sen trade visit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Thailand this week reaffirms brightening relations between the two countries after the Cambodian premier sent a delegation to extend his goodwill to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) in July last year. ...

Chananthorn Kamjan and Achara Ashayagachat
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/794780/coup-no-obstacle-to-hun-sen-trade-visit

Cambodia fails to meet rice export target

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that his country has failed to export its targeted 1 million tonnes of milled rice this year. The volume of exports, however, was higher than last year, as for the whole 2014 more than 370,000 tonnes of milled ...

Kyodo News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/790885/cambodia-fails-to-meet-rice-export-target

Government weighs up China challenge

China has thrown the military government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha a curve ball with its tough negotiating stance for the high-speed railway deal. This comes after the government appeared to cleave to Beijing’s interests in a series of foreign affairs decisions which critics said ...

Achara Ashayagachat
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politics/779965/government-weighs-up-china-challenge

Major set to open 100 cinemas next year

SET-listed Major Cineplex Group Plc has earmarked 1.2 billion baht to open 100 new cinemas nationwide next year in a bid to boost revenue by 10-15%.The investment budget will not cover further expansion in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, which will be made through partnerships ...

Nanat Suchiva
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/778761/major-set-to-open-100-cinemas-next-year

UN criticizes Cambodia, China rights violations

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that an arrest warrant issued against Cambodia’s opposition leader Sam Rainsy was a worrisome development and called for dialogue. He called for dialogue and encouraged all political players to “refrain from violence, intimidation and harassment.” ...

AFP News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/768920/un-criticises-cambodia-china-rights-violations

Soldier, 9 others jailed in Cambodia logging-patrol killings

Ten people, including a soldier, have been arrested over the murders of a forest ranger and a policeman who were investigating illegal logging in Cambodia, officials said on Friday. In the last few decades a surge in illegal logging has contributed to a sharp drop ...

AFP News Staff
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/764356/soldier-9-others-jailed-in-cambodia-logging-patrol-killings

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