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ASEAN ministers to discuss progress in economic integration

Economic ministers from the 10 ASEAN countries are meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia on Monday to discuss the progress in regional economic integration initiatives. They will also focus on working towards establishing an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.. ...

http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore/asean-ministers-to-discuss-progress-in-economic-integration

One man’s trash, another’s power

Phnom Penh’s mountains of garbage might be keeping the city’s lights on as early as 2015 if all goes according to plan, developers and city officials have said. Under a new proposal presented to Phnom Penh Municipal Hall last Tuesday, the Green Asia Global Corporation is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457578/National-news/one-mans-trash-anothers-power.html

Expansion of Int’l Airports to Double Capacity

Cambodia Airports will invest $100 million next year to expand the size of its airports in Siem Reap City and Phnom Penh and double the number of passengers that can pass through its two main hubs in the country, an official airport operator said yesterday. Emmanuel ...

More water transport needed

Cambodia’s waterways go largely unused for domestic shipping, a factor hurting the competitveness of the country’s logistics and agriculture sectors, experts said yesterday. Cambodia lost ground this year in a measure of logistics performance. As rice millers and exporters push toward the 1 million-tonne rice goal ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071857471/Business/waterways-needed.html

45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting kicks off

The 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) kicked off in Phnom Penh on Monday, focusing on politics, security, food and energy security, economics and culture in order to further advance the bloc’s cooperation toward a community by 2015. Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said thatafter 45 years, ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-07/09/content_15561089.htm

Trade with Vietnam increases

A pledge in mid-June by Cambodia and Vietnam to increase bilateral trade by more than US$2.5 billion by 2015 may lead to decreased trade with Thailand, market analysts have said. The pledge made by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Tan Dung ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070957288/Business/trade-with-vietnam-increases.html

Vietnam and Cambodia set ambitious US$5-billion trade target

Vietnam and Cambodia have set a target of US$5 billion in bilateral trade by 2015 as the countries’ economic relationship deepens. However, some wonder if such an ambitious goal is realistic, especially given the government’s desire to realize US$5 billion in annual trade with China by 2017. The goal was announced at a June 24 ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=500

ASEAN projects to receive Around 1 07 million tourists in 2015

Cambodia’s tourism minister Thong Khon said this week that ASEAN is protected to gain around 107 million international tourists in 2015 as the bloc will create the community that year. Speaking at closing ceremony of the 10th Tour Guide Training and the Opening of 11th Tour Guide Training for Phnom Penh city at ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Manulife targets Cambodia's growing middle class

Manulife Financial Corp, Canada’s largest life insurer, has set up shop in Cambodia, hoping to tap into an emerging middle class in the southeast Asian country. The move is part of the Toronto-based company’s strategy of targeting profit growth in Asia as part of its plan ...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/28/manulife-cambodia-idUKL2E8HS5D120120628?feedType=RSS&feedName=rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews

Forum On Women's Entrepreneurship Promotion

Her Excellency Dr Ing Kantha Phavi, minister of women’s affairs said: “Economic empowerment of women is a key strategy to promote gender equality and poverty alleviation and it is clearly articulated in specific targets under CMDG3 as one important goal among nine goals to be achieved by 2015.” Her announcement was made during the forum on ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Rice industry calls for help

Milled-rice exporters have called on the government to continue its efforts in reducing electricity and transportation costs, two of the main obstacles facing the government’s goal of exporting 1 million tonnes of milled rice by 2015. At a working group on rice exports on Friday, 40 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012061156715/Business/rice-industry-calls-for-help.html

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