Bangladesh eyes opening diplomatic mission in Phnom Penh

Bangladesh is seriously contemplating opening a diplomatic mission in Phnom Penh instead of covering Cambodia from its diplomatic base in Bangkok. ...

Raquel R Bacay

Bangladeshi PM asks Hun Sen for help in dealing with Rohingya crisis

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday appealed to the Cambodian government to “support” her country in handling the refugee crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of Rohingya pour over its border fleeing violence and persecution in neighbouring Myanmar. ...

Leonie Kijewski

Bangladesh rice deal shelved

Cambodia has failed to finalise the terms of a massive 250,000-tonne delivery of rice to Bangladesh, with industry insiders claiming that shipments have been cancelled as millers do not currently have the stockpiles to meet export demand while hopes for further negotiations appear to be ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Terms settled on deal to supply rice to Bangladesh: CRF

Cambodia and Bangladesh have finalised terms on a massive rice deal that could see up to 1 million tonnes of rice purchased from the Kingdom over the next five years, with the first shipment due to begin by November, a source close to the deal ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Cambodia, Bangladesh to strengthen trade

Cambodia and Bangladesh are seeking to strengthen cooperation on trade and enhance and expand trade and business partnerships via a deal which will be signed in October. ...

Chea Vannak

Government refutes claims over price of Bangladesh rice deal

Cambodian officials and members from the private sector have refuted international media reports that claim the price for rice exports to Bangladesh will be set at $453 a tonne as part of a government-to-government deal that hopes to see 250,000 tonnes of white rice exported ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Bangladesh signs big rice deal

Two weeks after Bangladesh and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Phnom Penh to purchase rice from Cambodia, on Monday of this week Bangladesh signed a deal to buy 250,000 tonnes of milled rice from Cambodia. ...

Sok Chan

Kingdom courts rice deal with Bangladesh

The Kingdom’s apex rice industry body has been meeting this week to discuss ways of nailing down a potentially massive deal with Bangladesh, which earlier this month inked a memorandum of understanding to purchase 1 million tonnes of Cambodian rice over the next five years. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Rice deal cooking with Bangladesh

Cambodia and Bangladesh announced a potentially massive rice deal yesterday that would deliver up to 1 million tonnes of local rice to the South Asian nation over the next five years, provided they agree on the pricing terms. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Police arrest 17 Bangladeshis wanted for human trafficking

A yearlong investigation by immigration police culminated in the arrest on Saturday of 17 Bangladeshi men hiding in Phnom Penh and Poipet City to avoid charges of human trafficking in their home country, police said Sunday. Three of the fugitives, arrested   at a guesthouse in Phnom ...

Ben Sokhean

Smart posts midyear gains

Mobile service provider Smart has outperformed its fellow Axiata Group subsidiaries in the first half of the year, according to the Malaysian conglomerate’s latest financial report. Driven by a 115 per cent increase in data traffic revenue, Axiata’s results show Smart’s gross revenue totalled 270 million ...

Eddie Morton

UK urged to help improve Cambodia’s factories

A group of unions in the U.K. is urging its government to make sure British brands sourcing clothes from Cambodian factories respect their workers’ rights, and to ask the European Union to negotiate a deal with the Cambodian government to improve factory conditions. In a July ...

Zsombor Peter

Bangladesh, Cambodia seek new areas of cooperation

Bangladesh and Cambodia have decided to set up a “joint commission” to promote bilateral ties as the two countries eye to deepen cooperation for regional peace, stability and prosperity. According to a joint statement issued after the talks between the two prime ministers in Dhaka on ...

Cambodian PM heads for Bangladesh, 4 deals to be signed

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen left here on Monday for a 3-day official visit to Bangladesh where the two countries are expected to ink four deals, a senior official said. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Bangladesh expected to seek leases for farming in Cambodia

Bangladesh and Cambodia have decided to set up a joint commission to boost bilateral relations and conclude bilateral agreements on agricultural and cultural cooperation, investment promotion and protection. The agreements will be inked during Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s three-day official visit to Dhaka beginning on ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodian PM due on Friday

Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen is expected to pay a 3-day official visit to Dhaka from Friday to further expanding and strengthening trade relations and cooperation in agriculture sector between the two countries. During the visit, sources said Dhaka is expected to seek long-term ...

The Daily Star

Cambodian PM holds opposition-backed unions responsible for future factory closures due to strikes

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that the opposition-aligned unions, inciting garment workers to stage strikes for higher wages, must take responsibilities for any future closures of factories. “The government has worked very hard to attract investors to build factories and has urged manufacturers to ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Smart acquisition paid off for Malaysian firm

Axiata, the Malaysia-based parent company of Cambodia’s second-largest telecommunications provider, Smart, posted a rise in total revenues for 2013 to $5.5 billion. The boost represents a 4.1 per cent increase from the fourth quarter of the previous year. Driven by its Malaysian, Bangladeshi and Cambodian operations, ...

Eddie Morton

Cambodia’s export to EU skyrockets

Despite the depressed market conditions throughout Europe in 2013 Cambodia’s export to the EU skyrocketed. The country is well under way to take over Taiwan’s leading position in bike export to Europe. Between January and October 2013 Cambodia’s bike export showed a huge increase of no ...

Jack Oortwijn

Hun Sen: Minimum wage of workers cannot be increased to USD160

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said it would be impossible to double the garment workers from USD 80 to USD 160 even though he wish to see them to have better life. “Which leaders and Prime Ministers don’t want to see their peoples have good ...

Cambodia Herald News Staff

Database will assist farmers

Rural farmers will soon be able to access farming information via experts under an initiative of the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The project, with Bangladesh-based Grameen-Intel, encourages local entrepreneurs to first reach out to small farmers and collect data about crops. This is then ...

Daniel de Carteret

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