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China's loans vital to building SE Asian connectivity: Cambodia

The large loans China offered at the 9th East Asia Summit are vital to regional countries in their connectivity construction, a senior Cambodian official said on Thursday. Kao Kim Hourn, minister attached to Prime Minister Hun Sen, made the remarks at a press conference at ...

Ecns.cn News Staff
http://www.ecns.cn/voices/2014/11-14/142580.shtml

Cambodian PM's China tour produces fruitful outcome: official

The visit of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Beijing, capital of China, came to an end successfully, bringing closer relations between the two nations, a Cambodian senior official said on Sunday. Hun Sen toured in Beijing from Friday to Sunday to attend the Dialogue ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-11/10/c_133777350.htm

Wildlife group raises alarm over Asia's bear trade

At least 2,800 bears in Asia were traded for their parts over the past decade, according to a report issued Thursday by an anti-wildlife trafficking group. The figure was arrived at after analysing nearly 700 bear-related seizures, and it likely represents a fraction of the overall ...

The Nation News Staff
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Wildlife-group-raises-alarm-over-Asias-bear-trade-30241431.html

Nauru detainees informed about refugee resettlement in Cambodia

Some asylum seekers at the Australian-run immigration processing centre on Nauru have been advised they will be sent to Cambodia if they are found to be refugees. The advice preempts the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Australia and Cambodia. The ABC understands some family ...

Karen Barlow
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-21/nauru-asylum-seekers-told-about-cambodia-refugee-resettlemen/5468662

Interview: CICA summit in Shanghai vital to building regional peace, security, stability--Cambodian experts

he upcoming 4th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai, China is crucial to building trust, peace, security and stability in Asia, Cambodian experts said. “The conference is vital to building mutual confidence and closer partnerships among countries in ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-05/20/c_133348417.htm

Riel trust needed for stability

As much as $320 million is being lost annually as a result of Cambodia’s reliance on the US dollar, while a longstanding mistrust in the riel means there is less of the local currency in circulation, restricting the national bank’s ability to respond in times ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/riel-trust-needed-stability

Tax dept can’t do job, report says

Cambodia’s tax department is under-resourced and understaffed, thereby hindering its ability to generate revenue, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) analysis released earlier this month. The analysis, which took into account survey results from 22 tax revenue bodies across Asia between 2012 and 2013, paints ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tax-dept-can%E2%80%99t-do-job-report-says

Koh Russey, a jewel by the sea

After its November launch in Hong Kong, Alila Villas Koh Russey will break ground late next month, initiating the construction of a world-class luxury resort. Alila Villas occupies 25 hectares on Koh Russey, an island in the Koh Rong archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand, with ...

Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/koh-russey-jewel-sea

Cambodia lagging on energy, water, says UN

A United Nations study released on Friday shows that Cambodia has the highest rates – among 11 Asian countries surveyed – of people lacking access to electricity, clean water and sanitation. The 2014 UN World Water Development report, titled Facing the Challenges, ranks Cambodia below countries including ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-lagging-energy-water-says-un

New research facility for infectious diseases in Asia unveiled in Cambodia

France’s Institut Pasteur du Cambodge on Tuesday inaugurated a new facility here for a regional research platform in Asia, focusing its research on infectious diseases in the region. Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng, Vincent Deubel, director of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, and French Nobel Prize ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/health/2014-03/11/c_133177317.htm

Verdict today for Kbal Thnal six

In anticipation of today’s scheduled Municipal Court verdict for six men facing charges of violence and property damage in connection with a September clash on Phnom Penh’s Kbal Thnal overpass, rights groups yesterday called for their acquittal. A statement from Human Rights Watch (HRW) released yesterday ...

Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/verdict-today-kbal-thnal-six

Japan, U.S. to help empower women in Cambodia, Myanmar

The Japanese and U.S. governments are set to launch a joint project to help empower women in developing countries in Asia, including Cambodia and Myanmar, as well as Africa, officials of both governments said Saturday. The two governments came up with the project as both Prime ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140209/japan-us-help-empower-women-cambodia-myanmar

PAL urged not to pursue deal to form Cambodia Airlines

 Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is said to be better off not pursuing a deal with Royal Group of Cambodia (RGC) to form Cambodia Airlines Co. Ltd., saying there are other “bigger priorities” for the flag carrier. CAPA said the Cambodia-Philippines is a small market, ...

Lenie Lectura
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/02/04/14/pal-urged-not-pursue-deal-form-cambodia-airlines

Challenging business for startups

The World Bank recently ranked Cambodia 184th out of 189 countries for ease of starting a business, but you wouldn’t have known it at Phnom Penh’s recent Startup Weekend. Pitches for Cambodia’s first commercial organic chicken farm and for an app to connect tuk-tuk drivers to ...

Justine Drennan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/challenging-business-startups

Asia’s forests grow, but not in Kingdom: NGO

Forest land in Asia-Pacific countries has grown overall since 2002, according to a study released last week, but Cambodia was one of only three countries surveyed to buck the trend. Out of 14 countries included in the study by the Regional Community Forestry Training Center (RECOFTC), ...

Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asia%E2%80%99s-forests-grow-not-kingdom-ngo

Hundreds fired after garment strike ends

Management at one of Asia’s largest garment producers yesterday fired at least 600 employees, days after thousands returned to work following a two-week strike. Most of the workers fired by SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd – which supplies Gap, Levi’s and H&M – were members of ...

Mom Kunthear and Sean Teehan
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hundreds-fired-after-garment-strike-ends

A rare delicacy hard to sell

Ou Seathong sells one of the most expensive foods in the world: edible bird spit. At her shop on Street 182 in Phnom Penh, she sorts edible bird nests on the shelves. Hundreds of years old, the Chinese delicacy is made of the congealed saliva ...

Rann Reuy
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rare-delicacy-hard-sell

Cambodian insurance industry sees 25 pct growth in first half

Cambodia’s insurance sector earned a total premium of 22 million U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year, up 25 percent from the 17.6 million U.S. dollars it made over the same period last year, the industry’s figures showed Tuesday. The premiums were from ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-08/06/c_132607310.htm

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