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Inner Development Gap

When Sok Kheurn travels to the city of Siem Reap, some 32 kilometers from her home in Banteay Srei district, Siem Reap Province, the 58-year-old woman is always astounded by the differences she  sees. While in her village, everyone gets water from wells and light at ...

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The week at the CSX: Nov 26th - Dec 5th

Stock trading at the Cambodia Securities Exchange of the only publicly listed company, Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority, slightly fluctuated in terms of both trading volume and price in the last five trading days from Nov. 26 to Dec. 5. On Nov. 26, one day before ...

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Slow is good: The real estate market’s slower current growth is better in the long run, experts say

While the Cambodian real estate market has still not fully recovered from its steep decline during the 2008-2009 economic crisis, its slower but steady growth is more sustainable than the rapid ascent seen in the years leading up to the fall, experts say. although growth ...

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Weaving woes -Cambodia’s silk sector faces possible extinction as economic realities force artisans to abandon the craft

In the not-so-distant past, visitors to Koh Dach, an island in the Mekong River about 15 kilometers outside of Phnom Penh, were often struck by the sound as well as the sights that met them there. Among the many crafts on display by local artisans, ...

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Construction comeback- After an overheated rise and thundering crash, the building sector returns to stable growth

Back in 2007 and 2008, Phnom Penh was positively abuzz with the sound of drills, hammers and cranes. Construction sites were found all over the city and it seemed that every day new projects were being announced in the media—a skyscraper here, a retail development ...

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Decorative plants are more popular than ever, but most are imported

Sar Botra has always liked gardening. The front yard of his house, an explosion of flowers and plants, makes it clear that he’s got a very green thumb. He used to spend a lot of time with his plants after work or on the weekends, ...

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“Once we enter a market, we are committed to it”

Philip Hampden-Smith, general manager of Southeast Asia operations at Manulife, talks about the company’s entry into the Cambodian market and what the new few years might bring. Cambodia’s nascent life insurance industry may be just only a year old but the nation of nearly 15 million ...

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Special report: Banking

With the recent announcement that two Taiwanese banks plan to open branches in Cambodia, the number of commercial banks in the country will swell to 34 and may even go higher as foreign businesses seriously consider Cambodia an alternative to more costly countries such as ...

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Doing business gets easier in Cambodia: World Bank

Cambodia rose five places in the World Bank’s annual Doing Business study to 133I’d out of 185 countries, largely due to the establishment of a credit bureau, which makes acquiring loans easier. The report, which ranks countries in 10 categories on the ease of doing ...

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Milled rice boost: Cambodia gets US$1 million grant for milled rice exports

Cambodia has received a US$1 million grant in order to develop its milled rice industry and strengthen the country’s exporting capacity, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce. It is part of a larger, US$3-4 million grant from the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), a partnership ...

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Laos makes moves on building Mekong dams

Even as its controversial Xayaburi Dam project is still drawing protest from Mekong river downstream countries such as Cambodia, Laos has inked a deal with South Korean firms to build and operate another large hydropower plant on the Mekong River network. According to the Phnom Penh ...

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Cambodian migrant workers send US$360 million home a year

Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand, Japan, Malaysia and Korea have sent home an average of US$360 million a year in remittances, according to Seng Sakada, general director of Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training. Overseas Cambodian migrants mainly work in the fields of housework, construction, factories ...

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The CSX at six months

Every day, thousands of people drive past a big electronic billboard showing market data from the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), the first securities market in the Kingdom’s history. While waiting for the traffic light, those Cambodians who are interested can get a glimpse of the ...

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Rice mills need to show solidarity, minister says

At the Cambodian Rice Forum 2012, Agriculture Minister Chan Sarun said that if the Kingdom wants to reach the government’s goal of exporting 1 million tons of rice annually by 2015, rice mills need to join forces and work closely together. Such an association [of rice ...

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Aviation in the Kingdom soaring with new flights and airport plans

Cambodian aviation continues its ascent with the Oct. 1 launch of Singaporean low-cost carrier Tiger Airway’s daily direct service to Phnom Penh, ongoing airport expansions and the announcement of several new airport projects. Currently, there are more than 20 international airlines offering service to Cambodia for a ...

Conference looks at status of the Kingdom's small but growing insurance sector

While Cambodia’s insurance sector has made significant progress over the past few years, it is still relatively small compared to other countries in the region and faces several hurdles. That was the judgment of Bou Chanphirou, deputy director of the financial industry department in the ...

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Investment needed to reach rice goal: experts

More investment is needed as well as additional assistance for farmers if the government wants to meet its export goal of 1 million tons of rice a year by 2015, according to experts at a recent rice sector meeting in Phnom Penh. Participants said rice millers would need substantial access ...

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