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Reformed tech industry body looks to boost ‘digital economy’

Representatives of Cambodia’s tech sector say they are ready to help the country take advantage of global advances in information and communication technology (ICT), after recent reforms to the main body representing the industry. The management of the ICT Federation of Cambodia was overhauled in ...

Aun Chhengpor
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/reformed-tech-industry-body-looks-to-boost-digital-economy/3408025.html

Value chain in decline: WTO

Cambodia is one of only two economies worldwide to have declined in global value chain (GVC) participation since 1995, according to the World Trade Organization’s latest study. The WTO’s World Trade Report 2014, released Monday, shows Cambodia’s overall percentage of GVC participation – one country’s contribution ...

Eddie Morton
http://phnompenhpost.com/business/value-chain-decline-wto

Troubling contrasts in ASEAN

Some of these ASEAN economies are not like the others. Singapore is 80 times richer than Myanmar and its population lives 20 years longer than Cambodia’s, while Myanmar ranks 50 places behind Cambodia in terms of global competitiveness, according to a wide-ranging analysis from the World ...

Joe Freeman
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/troubling-contrasts-asean

Hun Sen Warns of Labor Shortage, Praises Japanese Investment

Cambodia is facing a grave labor shortage due to the large number of workers seeking jobs in Thailand, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday, urging employers to help reduce illegal migration by improving working conditions at home. Mr. Hun Sen also applauded growing Japanese investment in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

In Need of Power, Phnom Penh Blacks Out

Rolling blackouts that plagued Phnom Penh this week were the result of the city’s power supply being unable to meet demand as the country moves into the hot season, officials at state-owned Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) said on Friday. Power Outages rolled over the city this ...

Donors Mum On Aid Forum Postponement

Cambodia’s foreign donors are staying largely mum about the government’s decision to indefinitely  high-level aid meeting, though one donor conceded that the move had caught it off guard. Economists also said yesterday that a delay in holding the donor meeting would have little effect, but ...

Inflation rates driven by increases in food prices

The Kingdom’s consumer price index tracked a 1.4 percent increase in May over April, according to National Institute of Statistics’ latest figures. Prices at the end of May were 6.5 percent higher than the same date the year previous, the figures show. Experts said Cambodia’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070650211/Business/inflation-rates-driven-by-increases-in-food-prices.html

Inflation Report To Be Delayed Official Says

With prices creeping upward and the central bank looking to take monetary action to fight inflation, the government has suspended the publication of the monthly Consumer Price Index, an official at the Ministry of Pallning said yesterday. Sam Saroeun, deputy director of the statistic department ...

Central bank mulls its inflation response

Cambodia’s central bank is looking to tighten monetary policy to slow an inflation rate that could hit 8 to 9 percent this year, National Bank of Cambodia Director General and Spokeswoman Nguon Sokha said yesterday. Increases in commodity prices and petroleum has led to rising ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080250793/Business/central-bank-mulls-its-inflation-response.html

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