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Foreigners buying Phnom Penh condos

The number of foreigners who bought condos in Cambodia increased by between 30 and 40 per cent in 2012 compared with 2011, a recent study showed, while 997 condo units currently belong to foreigners. Nuon Rithy, general manager of the Bonna Realty Group, said that according ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013013061082/Real-Estate/foreigners-buying-phnom-penh-condos.html

Last Year Saw More New Firms Register

Almost 3,400 new businesses were registered in Cambodia in 2012, an increase of 9 percent on the previous year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. In 2012, the ministry’s business registration department recorded some 3,385 new companies, compared with 3,104 new companies in 2011, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia's tax revenue up 25 pct in 2012

The government of Cambodia has collected 740 million U.S. dollars of tax in 2012, a 25 percent rise year-on-year, the General Department of Taxation said Wednesday. The revenues have been collected from tax on profit, withholding tax, tax on salary, VAT (Value Added Tax), special tax ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/09/c_132091572.htm

Siem Reap Market Fire Kills 8

Eight people, four of them children, were killed when fire ripped through Siem Reap City’s popular night market in the early hours of Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said. The fire, which stared at about 2 a.m., left the market completely gutted and damage estimated at ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/siem-reap-market-fire-kills-8-6531/

Microfinance institution Sathapana increases maximum loan limit

Microfinance institution Sathapana has increased its maximum loan size to US$200,000, a 300 per cent increase from the previous level of $50,000. The upgrade in loan size is a result of Cambodia’s good economic climate and the expectation that there will be demand among customers for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112359894/Business/microfinance-institution-sathapana-increases-maximum-loan-limit.html

Royal Palace Road Closures Are Crippling Local Businesses

Owners of local businesses along six streets near the Royal Palace that have been closed to prevent excessive noise during the three-month mourning period for late King father Norodom Sihanouk said yesterday that the road blocks are having a negative impact on their trade. Gated roadblocks ...

Banks Look to Offer Services Using Renminbi

Banks here are trying to take advantage of a growth in Chinese investment by launching services that will allow payments from local banks to be made in China’s currency, the renminbi. Grant Knuckey, CEO of ANZ Royal Bank, said that because of a growing number of ...

Registered business numbers increased

The number of businesses registered with the Ministry of Commerce climbed by more than 10 per cent year on year during the first half of 2012, ministry data showed. Officials credited the government’s piecemeal efforts to institute a transparent investment policy and gross domestic product growth, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071757450/Business/registered-business-numbers-increased.html

Number of Japanese firms to surge this year

If industry-watchers were roused last year by the influx of Japanese investment to Cambodia – including bellwether parts manufacturer Minebea – 2012 should not disappoint. Up to 60 new Japanese companies are expected to apply for business licences this year after the number tripled to about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071257368/Business/number-of-japanese-firms-to-surge-this-year.html

Tourism Revenues Rise; Firms Urged to Buy Locally

Revenues from the tourism sector increased 7 percent to $1.91 billion in 2011, though more could be made if hotels sourced more goods from local producers instead of importing from abroad, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said yesterday. Speaking at a conference in Phnom Penh, Mr. Khon ...

Gourmet Peanut Producer Brings Local Foods Into the Spotlight

Working out of the back of her home in Russei Keo district, Sothearith Neou and a half dozen of her friends and family roast, caramelize and add herbs to gourmet peanuts from 7 a.m. until late at night—trying to fill a seemingly endless number of ...

MFIs defy typically slow first quarter

Total loans and deposits at the Kingdom’s microfinance institutions jumped in the first quarter of 2012 despite what is typically a slow season for the industry, insiders said yesterday. Loans outstanding reached US$708 million for the period ending on March 31, climbing 9.8 per cent from ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050856024/Business/mfis-defy-typically-slow-first-quarter.html

Dredging ends, effects linger

Ruling party Senator Ly Yong Phat has kept a promise to stop his company’s dredging operations on Koh Kong province’s Tatai river, relieved business owners and residents living along the waterway said yesterday. But provincial officials confirmed that as the senator’s dredging boats moved on to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102052249/National-news/dredging-ends-effects-linger.html

Vietnamese Goods on Sale in Cambodia

The second Cambodia-Vietnam Trade and Investment Fair opened in Kampot, Cambodia on August 24. The fair has attracted more than 50 Vietnamese and Cambodian businesses to display their high quality products, such as garment, footwear, food, chemicals, electronics, plastics and handicraft products. The aim is to help ...

http://vietnambusiness.asia/vietnamese-goods-on-sale-in-cambodia/

Agreement Inked on Trade Loans in Cambodia

The US Export-Import Bank (EXIM) and the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce signed an agreement on Monday that will guarantee loans offered for the purchase of US goods and services. The memorandum of understanding was signed as part of the US-Asean Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement, ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily/

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