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Supply drives office rentals to highest in region

Demand for top-quality workspace in Phnom Penh is increasing, so much so that property firm Knight Frank has labelled the capital as the fastest-growing city for rented prime office space in the entire Asia Pacific region. The firm’s June 3 quarterly report, which marks the first ...

Annie Lee
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/supply-drives-office-rentals-highest-region

Herbalife to operate in capital

Herbalife Ltd, a global nutrition company whose business practices are being challenged in a US court and whose marketing strategies have been the subject of public criticism, will officially open a six-storey distribution centre in Phnom Penh today, according to the New York Stock Exchange-listed ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/herbalife-operate-capital

Cambodia to host Asia-pacific region on tourism development in cultural and natural heritage in November

In cooperation with UN world tourism organization, Cambodia will host the tourism conference of Asia- Pacific region on tourism development in cultural and natural heritage in November in Siem Reap province. “There will be 40 countries from Asia- pacific region and 200 delegates will participant in ...

The Southeast Asia Weekly News Staff
http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/?p=7750

Cambodia: Visits on the rise

Cambodia is rapidly attracting more and more visitors from tourists to businessmen. Visits are continuing to climb as January figures show a 15.4 percent increase, Cambodia’s statistics and tourist Information Department reported. So far,the country has welcomed 404,106 visitors compared to 350,257 during the same ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=15&token=MmQ1MmMyNTUzMjJ

Flagship airline gets new planes

National carrier Cambodia Angkor Air (CAA) recently bought a new Airbus 321 from Europe as part of its expansion into international routes to meet a rise in market demand. The CAA also plans to import one more plane early next year. CAA is a joint venture ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012121760309/Business/flagship-airline-gets-new-planes.html

FedEx opens new air freight hub

FedEx has officially opened its new South Pacific Regional Hub in Singapore, the largest consolidated facility in the Asia-Pacific region. The $97 million hub is the first and only express transportation facility in Singapore. The 282,700-square-foot integrated facility houses air, ground and clearance operations under one roof ...

http://www.supplychainreview.com.au/news/articleid/81499.aspx

Putin sees boom in Asia-Pacific trade with Europe via Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Asia-Pacific region’s trade with Europe via Russia will surge by at least five-fold by 2020 as traditional sea routes become less competitive. His remarks came in a commentary published by the Wall Street Journal ahead of a summit of leaders ...

http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=36079&sec=2

Hun Sen Asks Summit to Back UN Bid

Addressing the biggest international summit Iran has held in decades, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday made a plea to the 120 nations belonging to the Non-aligned Movement (NAM) to support Cambodia in its quest for a non-permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council. There is ...

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, ...

UN Secretary General will visit Cambodia in November

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will visit Cambodia in November to attend the 21st ASEAN Summit and East Asia Summit, a senior UN official said here Thursday. Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), ...

Hor Namhong Travels to US on Official Visit

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong will travel to the U.S. on Saturday to hold separate discussions with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Jim Webb, chairman of the subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs, the government said in a statement. Mr. Namhong’s visit comes ...

Southeast Asia's solid economic growth rides over global woes

Southeast Asia is showing stronger signs of resilience to global turbulence than the rest of Asia as buoyant domestic spending offsets struggling exports, while low debt levels give governments more room than their cash-strapped counterparts in the West to deliver stimulus. On Thursday, the Philippines became ...

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/01/uk-seasia-economy-idUKBRE85009U20120601

Cambodians shun banks: World Bank report

Cambodian people used banks less than any other country in the Asia-Pacific region last year in percentage terms of using financial services, recent data from the World Bank showed. The report, released this month, also pointed to high growth in the percentage of borrowers, which insiders ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012053056467/Business/cambodians-shun-banks.html

Little spark for electric motos

Battery-powered scooters are capturing an increasing share of the Asia Pacific’s two-wheeled transport market, according to a recent study, but scooter retailers in Phnom Penh yesterday said Cambodians still opt for the petrol-burning version. By 2018, about 65.5 million electric scooters worth some US$382 million will ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050756009/Business/little-spark-for-electric-motos.html

Cambodia hosts 3rd World Eco-Tourism Forum

Cambodia hosted the 3rd World Ecotourism Conference on October 3rd at the famous costal province—Preah Sihanouk—in an aim at developing the Asia Pacific region as a leading ecotourism destination. To celebrate the acceptance of the Cambodia costal zone (Preah Sihanouk Ville, Koh Kong, Kep and Kampot) ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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