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Cambodia's trade with foreign countries reaches nearly 16 bln USD last year

Cambodia’s trade volume with foreign countries amounted to 15.9 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 18 percent compared with 13.4 billion U.S. dollars in a year earlier, according to the report of the Commerce Ministry on Wednesday. The country had exported products in equivalent to 6.9 ...

Xinhuanet News Staff
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2014-01/15/c_133046741.htm

MFI Increases Loans as Economy Grows

As rising economic growth spurred demand for personal loans, Prasac, Cambodia’s biggest microfinance institution (MFI), provided $106 million in loans between March, 2012 and March, 2013, an increase of 66 per cent compared with the corresponding period a year earlier.  “Loans [were] mainly used for service ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013041965111/Business/mfi-increases-loans-as-economy-grows.html

Hun Sen promotes price lists for public institutions

Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged public institutions to provide clear terms of reference for the services they provide, as part of an effort to attract investment in the Kingdom. Institutions that did not implement this policy would be punished under the law, he said. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013013061065/Business/hun-sen-promotes-price-lists-for-public-institutions.html

Should Minimum Wage Be Market Driven or Government-Dictated?

Manufacturers and unions aligned with the ruling CPP yesterday said the current labor shortage inside the garment industry would act as an incentive for employers to increase salaries, and that there was no need for the government to impose a new minimum wage. During a meeting ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia's tax revenue totals $683 million

The Cambodian government collected $683 million in taxes over the first 11 months of this year, according to data from the General Department of Taxation released last week. An economist said the increase in domestic tax revenue emphasised that Cambodia still has room for improvement in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012121160203/Business/tax-revenue-totals-683-million.html

MFI survey claims debtor success

A survey by Cambodian microfinancers showed debtors were better off in several respects than those who didn’t borrow from the institutions, MFI officials claimed. Responding to recent concerns over the role of microfinance institutions in creating poverty and loss of property in the Kingdom, the Cambodia ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

High food prices shrink imports in third quarter

Food and beverage imports in the Kingdom fell more than 70 per cent in the third quarter, as high international prices and the growth of domestic production dragged on demand. About 192,580 tonnes of food and beverage products entered Cambodia between July and September, down 72 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102752374/Business/high-food-prices-shrink-imports-in-third-quarter.html

Food Imports See Big Jump

CAMBODIA’S total food and beverage imports jumped 28 percent year-on-year through June to US$74 million, as domestic demand continued to outpace the Kingdom’s production capacity. The demand comes as Cambodia’s economy regains momentum following the global financial crisis, said officials at the Ministry of Commerce, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011082351201/Business/food-imports-see-big-jump.html

Proposed changes to reserve requirement meets controversy

A proposed increase in the reserve requirement would decrease lending and slow Cambodia’s economic growth, according to some bankers and experts.  The National Bank of Cambodia is set to hold a meeting later this month discussing a possible raise of the reserve requirement from 12 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080550887/Business/proposed-changes-to-reserve-requirement-meets-controversy.html

Business Registrations Up 34% This Year

The number of businesses that registered at the Ministry of Commerce during the first seven months of this year increased 34 percent compared to the same period last year, according to ministry figures released yesterday. According to the data, in the first seven months of ...

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