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Cambodian rubber earnings fall

Following global supply growth and falling prices, Cambodian rubber has decreased in value over the past three months, according to industry experts. Men Sopheak, deputy director-general of the Chop Rubber Plantation, a major rubber exporter in Cambodia, said yesterday that the price of dried [natural] rubber ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rubber-earnings-fall

Cambodia's rubber exports up 29 pct in 5 months

Cambodia reported a 29 percent rise in dry rubber exports in the first five months of 2013, but revenues from the exports rose only 4 percent due to price decline in international markets. Currently, the country has about 300,000 hectares of rubber trees, according to ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-07/19/c_132556398.htm#

RISDA To Open Two Plantations In Cambodia

The Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA) is opening two plantations in Cambodia, its director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Zuki Mohamad said Wednesday. He said discussions had been held with the companies that would be tasked with managing the plantations last week. “We are now awaiting approval ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=964158

Some 1,368 new firms registered in Cambodia in H1, down 19%

The Ministry of Commerce said Monday that it has granted operating licenses to 1,368 new companies in the first half of this year, down 19 percent compared with the 1,694 firms over the same period last year. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-07/15/c_132543010.htm

Despite Land Loss, Minorities Back Status Quo

Romam Gvin could be described as a counterintuitive voter. Intuition might lead you to believe that Mr. Gvin blames the government for the loss of his land to the Vietnamese rubber company that now owns everything for as far as the eye can see here in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/despite-land-loss-minorities-back-status-quo-34786/

Hundreds Protest Over Forest Land Seizures

More than 700 villagers from five provinces yesterday protested in front of the provincial government headquarters in Kompong Chhnang after losing their community forests to large agro-industry firms. Organized by the Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly- a network of communities that includes forestry and land activists as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures-30971/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hundreds-protest-over-forest-land-seizures

Cambodia, China's Guangxi pledge to broaden cooperation

Cambodia and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Thursday vowed to further enhance cooperation in trade, investment, and tourism for mutual benefits. The commitment was made during a meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Peng Qinghua, secretary of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s CPC Committee, ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-06/13/c_132453081.htm

Task of Obtaining Passport Is Adding To Illegal Migration Problem

Thousands of Cambodians cross the border via illegal checkpoints into Thailand every year. Some end up working in slave-like conditions on illegal fishing trawlers. Others work in factories while getting paid under the table. It is often a last resort fraught with danger and uncertainty and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/task-of-obtaining-passport-is-adding-to-illegal-migration-problem-30629/

Cambodia inaugurates China-funded 121-km road in northeast

Cambodia on Thursday inaugurated a China-funded national road No. 78 in the country’s northeastern provinces, which is expected to contribute to developing economy and poverty reduction. The 121-kilometer road, extending from Ratanakiri province to Stung Treng province, was built by China’s Shanghai Construction ( Group) General ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2012-12/06/c_132023652.htm

Cambodia issues licenses to 2,606 new firms in 9 months, up 11 percent

Cambodia had granted operating licenses to 2,606 new companies in the first nine months of this year, a 11 percent rise from 2,336 new firms at the same period a year ago, the report of the Commerce Ministry showed Wednesday. Those companies are dealing in the ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/740110.shtml

Land grants affected 11,377 families in 2011, rights groups say

More than 11,000 families were affected by government-granted economic land concessions in 2011, nearly 3,000 more families than were affected the previous year, according to figures released yesterday by local rights group Licadho. A total of more than 2 million hectares of the country’s forests and ...

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