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Businesses told to ban drugs

The Interior Ministry on Friday warned guesthouses and clubs that they will face the law if they do not step up their efforts to ban illegal drugs use in their facilities. As part of the ministry’s ongoing campaign against drugs, the ministry said it has ...

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http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5088222/businesses-told-ban-drugs/

Business chambers merge with Eurocham

The French and German chambers of commerce have both merged into the larger European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia in order to gain combined strength and be more effective as an interface between European business and the Cambodian government. The agreement is set to be formalised ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062066376/Business/business-chambers-merge-with-eurocham.html

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/

Naga Corp Reports 23 Percent Profit Growth

NagaCorp Ltd., the Hong Kong-listed company that runs Phnom Penh’s only licensed casino, saw its profits grow by 23 percent in 2012, the firm said in an announcement. In its financial results for the year, released Wednesday to the Hong Kong stock exchange, the company that ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/nagacorp-reports-23-percent-profit-growth-9646/

Siam City Cement to enter Cambodia with local partner

Siam City Cement and the Chip Mong Group will co-build a new cement plant in the Toukmeas district of Kampot by 2015 in order to take advantage of the “huge” demand in Cambodia. The plant will cater specifically to the Cambodian market, although they will also ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/siam-city-cement-to-enter-kingdom-with-local-partner.html

T.K. Garment Co moves across the border for cheaper wages

When the government decided to raise the daily minimum wage to 300 baht nationwide, labour-intensive industries knew sunset was descending on their businesses. As a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for popular clothes lines in Thailand, the company is relocating its largest production site to ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/324412/sunrise-in-cambodia

Cambodia, Among Others, Feeding China's Demand for Timber

The growing market for timber in China is leading to widespread logging around the world, including in Cambodia, according to a report released yesterday. The report from London-based NGO the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) – entitled Appetite for Destruction: China’s trade in illegal timber – outlines ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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

KFC In Cambodia Takes Hit as Losses Continue

Fast food chain KFC lost more than half-a-million dollars in the first half of 2012, according to a statement to the Malaysian stock exchange last week by the majority owner of KFC Cambodia, QSR Brands. The statement said that the company suffered losses of $578,000 in ...

Cambodia's banking industry sees 31 pct lending growth in last 12 months

Loan demands from Cambodia’s banking industry had surged by 31 percent in the last twelve months thanks to the growing business activities in trade, real estate, agriculture and manufacturing, a central bank’s senior official said Tuesday. As of June 2012, the kingdom’s 32 commercial banks had ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/xinhua/2012-07-24/content_6528755.html

World Bank raps dam study firm

The World Bank has blacklisted an arm of the company that carried out a much-criticised study into the Xayaburi hydro dam project, it has confirmed. According to the bank’s website, Pöyry Management Consulting Oy Finland has been banned from conducting business with the bank for three ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072057536/National-news/world-bank-raps-dam-study-firm.html

Malaysia Firm Buys Majority In Yellow Pages

The owner of Cambodia Yellow Pages has agreed in principle to sell a 51 percent stake to the subsidiary of Malaysian technology firm CBSA Bhd. in a deal worth $2.04 million, an official at the company said Monday. According to a disclosure last week from CBSA ...

North Korea talks trade pact with Cambodia

North Korea yesterday proposed to lower tax and trade barriers with Cambodia. The proposal, if made into a formal agreement, would join a long list of agreements between the two countries that have never been followed through. Hong Ki Chol said such an agreement could ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070457178/Business/north-korea-trade-pact.html

Government Distributes Land For Landless And Poor People

Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen on June 14 ordered line ministries to distribute land to landless and real poor people to contribute to strengthening social equity system in the kingdom. “Landless and real poor people will get a plot of land with land titles according to the obvious situation,” Premier said in the launching ceremony ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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