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Cambodia’s Small Businesses Serve as Backbone of Sustainable Economy

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in late March that the nation was on target to move from the status of a low-income to a lower-middle-income nation by the end of 2013, ranking it the 15th country that obtained high economic growth in the world in the ...

http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2013/05/15/cambodias-small-businesses-serve-as-backbone-of-sustainable-economy/

Major Cineplex comes to Cambodia

Thai-based movie theatre company Major Cineplex said it will build “a high-end lifestyle and entertainment complex” at the Aeon mall in Phnom Penh, hoping to capture Cambodia’s youth market in what it believes is a stable business environment for its entertainment products. While it sees prospects in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021461365/Business/major-cineplex-comes-to-cambodia.html

Microfinance deal applauded

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) and a microfinance industry insider applauded one of Cambodia’s top 10 MFIs Sathapana Limited, for changing the majority shareholder to a commercial bank. They said it proves a positive and strong funding source is essential for MFIs to peruse their ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110659588/Business/the-national-bank-of-cambodia-hails-a-top-local-firm.html

Hong Kong seeking trade ties

During a visit to Phnom Penh this week, Greg So, Hong Kong’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, reiterated Hong Kong’s desire to be inducted into the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement and highlighted Cambodia as a potential beneficiary for foreign direct investment from Hong Kong. In So’s view, economic ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103159498/Business/hong-kong-seeks-trade-ties.html

Cambodia needs to polish reputation

The chief economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia says Cambodia needs to attract greater numbers of multinational companies and treat them well, in order to establish production networks that will transfer technology to smaller Cambodian businesses. In an interview with the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012103159496/Business/cambodia-needs-to-polish-reputation.html

Too few businesses registered

A majority of small and medium enterprises in Cambodia were not registered, despite the advantages it offered to businesses, participants at a workshop on business registration procedure, intellectual property and business etiquette for women heard yesterday. Referring to 2011 statistics, Chan Sorey, vice-minister of the Ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102659433/Business/too-few-businesses-registered.html

Credit bureau makes doing business easier

A report released by the World Bank on Tuesday highlighted Cambodia as the most improved country in terms of businesses getting credit, due to the establishment of the country’s first credit bureau in March. Cambodia ranked 133 out of 185 in the World Bank’s report, up from 141 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102559400/Business/credit-bureau-makes-business-easier.html

New Businesses Increase In First Nine Months

A total of 2,606 new businesses were registered in Cambodia during the first nine months of the year, an increase of 11.6 percent compared to the same period last year, data released yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce shows. According to the figures, the ministry approved 306 new ...

Cambodia Moves Up in World Bank Report

Cambodia rose five places to rank 133rd out of 185 countries in the World Bank’s annual Doing Business report released yesterday, with the bank attributing the rise for the most part to the successful launch of the country’s credit bureau. Compared to other countries in the ...

Cambodia has potential for social businesses

Despite challenges, Cambodia has potential for the establishment and expansion of social businesses, participants of the Microfinance & Social Business Conference in Phnom Penh said yesterday. While social business in Cambodia is still in an early phase compared to micro-finance  “Cambodia is a promising land” for such ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101959321/Business/cambodia-has-potential-for-social-businesses.html

Conference looks at status of the Kingdom's small but growing insurance sector

While Cambodia’s insurance sector has made significant progress over the past few years, it is still relatively small compared to other countries in the region and faces several hurdles. That was the judgment of Bou Chanphirou, deputy director of the financial industry department in the ...

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Growth in hotel industry

The hotel industry in Cambodia is growing but still sees room for improvements, industry experts said at the Cambodia Hotel General Managers Summit in Phnom Penh yesterday. In terms of revenue and the number of players, the hotel and restaurant industry has an overall growth rate ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159242/Business/growth-in-hotel-industry.html

Businesses Look for Opportunities in Tourism Industry

More than 150 businesses and associations from around the world gathered on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich yesterday for the launch of the country’s annual food and hospitality exhibition. Two events, the International Food, Drinks and Wine Show and the Cambodian International Hotel, Restaurant and Catering Industry ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/businesses-look-for-opportunities-in-tourism-industry-3714/

Garment Exports to EU Catching Up With US

The value of garment and shoe exports to the European Union are expected to reach the same level as those sent to the U.S. by 2013, an official from the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) said yesterday. Garment, textile and shoe exports to the E.U. ...

New condominium launched

A new real estate joint venture between local Sonatra Group and Japan’s Grand Corp launched a $6.5 million condominium project in BKK1 yesterday. The 26-storey tower, with 50 units, will be built with high-quality, energy-saving Japanese equipment, according to the new firm’s chief executive, Jun Takeguchi. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100259027/Business/new-condominium-launched-in-phnom-pehn.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 ...

Citibank looks to Cambodia for investment opportunities

Citibank, one of the largest banks in the US, showed stronger interest in Cambodia yesterday when the Bangkok-based Thailand head of the big international bank met with Economy and Finance Minister Kheat Chhon. Mey Vann said Citibank recognized that Cambodia had a good investment climate and incentives ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092658916/Business/citibank-seeks-investment-opportunities-in-cambodia.html

Companies aim to be socially minded

Four companies in Cambodia — EZECOM, Manulife Cambodia, Angkor Gold and Unilever — have demonstrated their commitment to corporate social responsibility this month by giving support to schools, a hospital and sustainable living. CSR Asia, the leading provider of information, training, research and consultancy services on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092558888/Business/cambodian-companies-aim-for-corporate-social-responsibility.html

Future of E-Business linked to skills

The future of e-business in Cambodia depends on gaining better skills, a group of students heard yesterday at the University of Puthisastra. In a panel discussion on the future of e-business as part of BarCamp Phnom Penh, T.O. Software president Heng Chamroeun offered advice to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092458855/Business/it-knowledge-a-recipe-for-web-success.html

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