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FAO Raises Paddy Production Outlook

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has raised its forecast of global paddy production in 2012 by about 1.5 million tonnes to 730 million tonnes (487 million tonnes, milled). The scaling up of production mainly concerned Asian countries, in particular Cambodia, ...

http://www.cambizreview.com

Cambodia’s Economic Growth Will Help Poverty Reduction

Cambodia economic growth was 7.3 percent in 2012. Agriculture grew by 4.3 percent, crops by 4.9 percent, fisheries by 6.7 percent, industry by 9.2 percent, garment [sector] by 6.9 percent and the service industry by 8.1 percent, said Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Secretary of State ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

National Bank of Cambodia Reports Lending Surge in 2012

Lending by commercial banks in Cambodia grew by more than one-third last year, according to figures provided by the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) yesterday. Banks lent out a total of $5.89 billion in 2012, compared with $4.39 billion in 2011, NBC figures show, meaning ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/national-bank-of-cambodia-reports-lending-surge-in-2012-11368/

Japanese delegation seeks business options

Some 140 Japanese investors arrived in Cambodia yesterday to meet with local government leaders and other stakeholders in an effort to boost economic cooperation between the two countries. According to the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia, the delegation arrived in the country yesterday afternoon, following a visit ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020861255/Business/japanese-delegation-seeks-business-options.html

Israel envoy pledges to boost tourism, agriculture ties with Cambodia

Bangkok-based new ambassador of Israel to Cambodia Simon Roded on Monday expressed Israel’s desires to promote bilateral ties with Cambodia in tourism and agriculture. Speaking during presenting credentials to President of Cambodia ‘s National Assembly Heng Samrin, who received the credentials on behalf of King Norodom ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-01/28/c_132133078.htm

More Investment Needed To Process Crops

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said more investment in agriculture was needed to ensure that Cambodia can process its crops and add value to agricultural produce being exported abroad. Speaking at the inauguration of a new cargo port in Kandal province, Mr. Hun Sen said there was an ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia's economy to grow by 6.7% this year: WB

Cambodia’s economy is expected to grow by 6.7 percent in 2013 thanks to anticipating increases in agriculture, foreign direct investment (FDI) and tourism, the World Bank said in its latest outlook Wednesday. “The growth is based on achieving the dividends from focus on higher rice ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/16/c_132106591.htm

Cambodia's World Heritage Angkor Wat attracts 2.06 mln foreigners in 2012

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple, one of the World Heritage Sites, received 2.06 million foreign visitors last year, up 28 percent compared to 1.61 million in a year earlier, a tourism report said Tuesday. The temple greeted 339,530 South Koreans last year, up 23 percent year-on-year; ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2013-01/15/c_132103894.htm

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