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Vietnamese PM to visit Cambodia next week

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will pay an official visit to Cambodia from April 24 to 26, said a Cambodian foreign ministry statement on Thursday.​ ...

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Pentagon chief's China "self-isolation" claims incorrect: Cambodia

U.S. defense secretary's China "self-isolation" claims are incorrect, Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tea Banh said here Saturday. ...

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China-funded power transmission lines inaugurated in southern Cambodia

A China-funded power transmission system in the length of 100 km was inaugurated here on Thursday after four years of construction, officials said. ...

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Chinese-invested giant sugar mill starts operations in Cambodia

Chinese agro firm Rui Feng (Cambodia) International Company began operations at its 360-million-U.S.-dollar sugar production factory here on Tuesday after spending nearly two years for construction.​ ...

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Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam discuss trade deal

Representatives from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered Monday in Vietnam's Central Highlands Dak Lak province to discuss an agreement on trade promotion. ...

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China, Southeast Asian countries to improve anti-terror cooperation

China and Southeast Asian countries decided to improve their cooperation in security and anti-terrorism during a meeting in Beijing on Thursday. The two sides will take action to improve multilateral and bilateral cooperation against terrorism, said senior Chinese official Meng Jianzhu. ...

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Cambodia's famed Angkor earns over 20 mln USD from ticket sales in Q1

Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting Cambodia's famed Angkor archaeological park reached 20.3 million U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2016, up 2.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to an official statement on Friday. ...

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Chinese firm signs deal with Cambodia's electricity supplier to build rural power grids

China National Heavy Machinery Corporation (CHMC) reached a contract with Cambodia's state-owned Electricité du Cambodge (EdC) on Wednesday to build rural power transmission lines, which will cover 13 provinces. ...

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U.S.' Denver Art Museum returns looted 10th century sculpture to Cambodia

The U.S.'s Denver Art Museum on Monday officially returned a 10th century sandstone sculpture taken from a Cambodian temple during civil-war era to Cambodia. ...

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Cambodia-China business forum held in Phnom Penh

Cambodia launched an economic cooperation forum here on Thursday, aimed to further promote bilateral trade, investment and tourism relations with China, officials said. ...

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Lancang-Mekong Cooperation vital to regional stability, boosting economic development: Cambodia

With the inaugural Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders’ meeting scheduled to open next week in China, Cambodia said the LMC is important for all Lancang-Mekong countries to maintain regional peace and stability and to boost economic development. ...

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Cambodian PM congratulates new Myanmar's president-elect

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has congratulated U Htin Kyaw on his being elected as Myanmar's new president. ...

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UN World Food Program extends activities in Cambodia until 2018

The United Nations World Food Program has extended its activities in Cambodia for 30 months from July 2016 to Dec. 2018 in order to improve food and nutrition security for the most vulnerable children in the country, Gianpietro Bordignon, WFP Representative to Cambodia, said Wednesday. ...

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Overseas Cambodian workers send home over 1 bln USD per year

Cambodia's Labor Minister Ith Samheng said Wednesday that overseas Cambodian workers had remitted more than 1 billion U.S. dollars to their families in Cambodia a year. ...

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Aussie researchers make "important step" toward defeating malaria

Australian scientists have made a significant breakthrough in tackling malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases.

Research led by the University of Melbourne, in conjunction with Stanford University and the University of Cambridge, has discovered compounds which can target the parasite present in the mosquito-borne virus. ...

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Cambodia gets about 320 mln USD investment from ASEAN last year

Cambodia attracted the fixed asset investment of 319.4 million U.S. dollars from its ASEAN member states in 2015, up 56 percent from a year earlier, according to a government report on Tuesday. ...

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Cambodian PM expresses condolences over capsized ship tragedy in central China

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday expressed his deepest sympathy to China and members of the bereaved families in a passenger ship mishap in central China' s Hubei province on Monday. ... ...

Thousands of workers in Cambodia march for pay rise on Int'l Labor Day

About 5,000 Cambodian workers took to the street on Wednesday to mark the International Labor Day, calling for pay rise, better labor conditions and decrease in petrol prices, a union representative said. Marchers, mostly garment workers, held banners and walked from the Freedom Park near the Wat Phnom historical site to the National Assembly in order to submit a petition to the National Assembly. ... The garment industry is Cambodia's largest income earner, representing more than 80 percent of the country's exports. The latest report of the Ministry of Commerce showed that currently, the country has about 500 garment and footwear factories employing some 510,600 workers. Last year, the country exported garment products in equivalent to 4.6 billion U.S. dollars, up 8 percent year-on-year. ... The premier recalled that the worker's monthly salary was just more than 50 U.S. dollars in 2008 and increased to 61 U.S. dollars in 2010 and further rose to 80 U.S. dollars from May 2013. He said the government would be happy if the employers could increase more wage for workers. ...

Cambodia's trade with Thailand down 2.3 pct in Q1

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Thailand went down by 2.3 percent during the first quarter of this year, according to the statistics released by [the] Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh on Monday. Officials said the drop was due to "Thai baht appreciation, not ongoing border conflict" between the two nations. ... Cambodia's export to Thailand was 101 million U.S. dollars, up 19 percent, while Thailand's export to Cambodia was 1 billion U.S. dollars, down 4 percent, it said. ... Thailand is the second largest trading partner of Cambodia. Last year, bilateral trade valued at 3.8 billion U.S. dollars, up 40 percent year-on-year. ...

Cambodia's garment exports up 17 pct in Q1

Cambodia exported garment and textile products in equivalent to 1.34 billion U.S. dollars in the first quarter of 2013, up 17 percent from 1.14 billion U.S. dollars at the same period last year, the Commerce Ministry's report showed Friday. ... Garment industry is the country's largest income earner, representing more than 80 percent of the country's exports. The sector consists of more than 300 factories, employing about 350,000 workers. The whole year of 2012, the country exported garment products in equivalent to 4.6 billion U.S. dollars, up 8 percent year-on- year. ...
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