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ASEAN integration concerns aired at grassroots event

Hundreds gathered yesterday in Phnom Penh’s Freedom Park for the fifth Cambodian Grassroots People’s Assembly, where they called for issues ranging from deforestation to democracy to be addressed ahead of ASEAN integration. ...

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http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-integration-concerns-aired-grassroots-event

Thai-Cambodian trade in Surin reaches new record high

The border trade in Surin province has reportedly reached 1 billion baht for the first time. The figure is said to be the new record high as the situation on the border of Thailand and Cambodia remains calm. Surin’s trade official Sitthiporn Bangkeaw said these ...

http://www.pattayamail.com/business/thai-cambodian-trade-in-surin-reaches-new-record-high-24190

Capital ideas for developers

Peering out over the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh from a sixteenth-storey private balcony at the new Bellevue Apartments, one could watch for hours as cranes swing back in forth over all the new developments on the west side of the water. “Phnom ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/332995/capital-ideas-for-developers

AEC pushed back 12 months

Asean leaders have decided to delay the launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) for 12 months from Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2015 to prepare the necessary regulations. Lao deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Thongloun Sisoulith told the Bangkok Post that Asean ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/321914/aec-pushed-back-12-months

ADB Institute: too much focus on 2015

Masahiro Kawai, dean of the Asia Development Bank Institute, believes too great a focus is being placed on the realization of the 2015 ASEAN Economic Community at the cost of considering middle- and longer-term issues in the ASEAN region. “Economic community-building is not going to be completed in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110159515/Business/adb-institute-too-much-focus-on-2015.html

Export diversity induces growth

In order for Cambodia to maintain the same rate of growth it has enjoyed in the past few years, exports need to diversify from textiles and tourism to modern services, said the World Bank’s country manager yesterday in Phnom Penh. “Cambodian firms are already tentatively exporting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102459390/Business/export-diversity-induces-growth.html

The arrival of the ASEAN Economic Community will likely be delayed

ASEAN leaders have proposed putting off the planned launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) until the end of 2015, instead of the beginning of that year, so each member state will have more time to prepare for the single market, according to Cambodian Commerce ...

Experts say ASEAN connectivity needs private sector involvemnt

While the planned launch of the ASEAN Economic Community is fast approaching, establishing good connectivity between member states to ensure a free flow of goods and services is a real challenge and needs more involvement from the private sector. That was the message delivered by Cambodian Foreign ...

http://etmcambodia.com

ASEAN push for integration

ASEAN economic ministers on Friday agreed to spur stronger cooperation and make more of an effort to enhance the region’s integration in preparation for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015. Speaking during the press conference on the closing of the 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090358439/Business/asean-push-for-integration.html

ASEAN needs more funding

ASEAN needs to seek more funds from development partners to develop infrastructure and connectivity in order to narrow the gap among member states, said Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday at the opening ceremony of the 44th ASEAN Economic Ministers meeting. The Premier said strengthening the connectivity ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082858311/Business/asean-needs-more-funding.html

More Effort Needed for Asean Unity, Hun Sen Says

Countries in the region need to move faster to reduce the economic gaps between Asean nations if they are to successfully integrate and establish the Asean Economic Community by 2015, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday. Speaking at the 44th Asean Economic Ministers’ Meeting in Siem ...

Fretting 'ASEAN-alisatinon'

The vision regional leaders have for an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 may become clearer after this week’s Economic Ministers meeting in Siem Reap, but not everyone has a rose-coloured view of what such integration might mean for Cambodia. Students who have not mastered the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082758305/National-news/cambodian-students-fear-losing-jobs-to-asean-neighbours.html

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to Visit Cambodia, Meet with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministers

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk will be in Siem Reap, Cambodia, August 30-31, to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Ministers’ meeting and the ASEAN-U.S. Business Summit. The ten ASEAN countries are key economic and strategic partners for the United States, ...

Cambodia Hosts 44th ASEAN Economic Minister Meeting

The 44th economic ministers (AEM) meeting and related meetings will be held from 25 August-1 September, 2012 in Siem Reap province. The ministers will focus on the economic community in 2015 and boost economic council to move forward  because this community is going smoother than other two ...

Women sceptical of ASEAN

Cambodian women have the most to lose from the planned 2015 ASEAN integration, a coalition of more than 100 Cambodian women said yesterday at the Cambodian Women Forum. Because Cambodian women are so poorly educated, when the job market opens up, competition from other countries like ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012032255194/National-news/women-sceptical-of-asean.html

Integration of Southeast Asian Stock Exchanges Hits Snag

Just months before stock exchanges in Southeast Asia plan to link up their trading, key players remain divided, with one top bourse official saying the region may be going through a “reality check” on the many hurdles facing further economic integration. The plan for cross-border trading ...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203961204577270760343324718.html

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