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Moody’s maintains sovereign debt rating

Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Services has maintained Cambodia’s B2/stable sovereign rating, stating in its latest credit opinion on the Cambodian government that the rating was underpinned by the Kingdom’s credit strengths, specifically its healthy growth prospects and a stable external payments position. ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/moodys-maintains-sovereign-debt-rating

A few hurdles still block path to joining global value chains

The government needs to urgently amend its industrial development policy to spur the inclusive growth of small- and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) and develop a national logistics platform to cut onerous shipping costs if Cambodia is to find a place in global value chains, panellists at ...

Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/few-hurdles-still-block-path-joining-global-value-chains

NBC survey shows riel perceptions

The central bank released its first-ever national study yesterday on perceptions and usage of the riel and foreign currencies in Cambodia, which aimed at not only understanding existing trends, but also at steering future financial legislation to boost the circulation of Cambodia’s national currency. ...

Kali Kotoski and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nbc-survey-shows-riel-perceptions

ADB: GDP to grow 7.1% in 2017

The latest report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) describes Cambodia’s economic situation in 2016 as “broadly as expected,” as it predicts a slight increase in economic growth of 0.1 percent, to 7.1 percent. Released yesterday, the update to its annual “Asian Development Outlook” for 2016 ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/30245/adb--gdp-to-grow-7-1--in-2017/

Exports to Japan rise sharply

Cambodia’s total exports of garments and footwear to Japan increased sharply in the first half of the year, according to latest figures from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28319/exports-to-japan-rise-sharply/

Government remains optimistic on economic growth

The government yesterday slightly lowered its growth forecast for this year – from 7 to 6.9 percent – citing slowing growth in China and Europe as well as the appreciation of the US dollar as the reasons for the cut. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/17012/government-remains-optimistic-on-economic-growth/

Exports to Japan see a big jump

Cambodia’s exports to Japan increased sharply by 39 per cent over the first three months of 2014 compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Total exports reached more than $178 million at the end of March, ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/exports-japan-see-big-jump

Country’s first Japanese news website launched

Thmey Thmey online news website on Wednesday launched a Japanese-language version of the site to help illuminate the world of Cambodian politics and business for Japanese residents here, as well as those considering relocating or investing in the country. The news site, which was set up ...

Hul Reaksmey and Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/countrys-first-japanese-news-website-launched-58743/

Trade deficit prompts call to diversify exports

Cambodia’s trade deficit expanded to almost half a billion dollars during the first three months of the year, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of Commerce. Between January and March, Cambodia’s exports reached $1.99 billion, up 19 per cent compared to the same period ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/trade-deficit-prompts-call-diversify-exports

S&P reaffirms rating despite political worry

Cambodia has retained its B credit rating despite ratings company Standard & Poor’s citing the country’s ongoing political standoff as a “major” constraint. S&P affirmed Cambodia’s B/B credit rating last week, labeling the country as having a strong and stable long-term and short-term outlook. Engagement of international ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sp-reaffirms-rating-despite-political-worry

Fear keeps workers at home

When the garment factory that employs her opened its doors yesterday for the first time since Sunday’s election, Chan Neoun was about 130 kilometres away, at home in Svay Rieng province. Intense rioting and a military crackdown were just some of the rumours flying around ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/fear-keeps-workers-home

Trading Floor Silent Two Years After CSX Launch

It is almost two years to the day since Cambodia’s stock market launched in Phnom Penh in front of proud government officials, senior financiers and eager investors from across the region. Initial expectations were that a total of three state-owned firms would be listed within six ...

Hul Reaksmey and Alex Willemyns
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/trading-floor-silent-two-years-after-csx-launch-35211/

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