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As Cambodia’s financial sector grows, so do its challenges

The National Bank of Cambodia on Wednesday hosted its first annual macroeconomic conference, outlining the need to ensure Cambodia’s rapidly growing financial sector supports sustainable and inclusive economic growth while managing greater risks. Cambodia’s banking and microfinance sectors have seen enormous growth in recent years with ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/as-cambodias-financial-sector-grows-so-do-its-challenges-65414/

Remittances dip on exodus

Two of Cambodia’s largest financial service providers have reported declines in transactions stemming from key Thai border provinces as thousands of undocumented migrant workers continue to exit the neighbouring country. Third-party payments and remittance service Wing has seen a 3 per cent decline in the amount ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/remittances-dip-exodus

Price rules pulled due to election

The government in May held back on implementing widely unpopular rules that would have raised the price of mobile phone calls so as to not upset consumers – and potential voters – just months ahead of the national election, according to Cambodia’s independent telecommunications regulator. “Before ...

Daniel de Carteret
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/price-rules-pulled-due-election

Doing Business in Cambodia Becoming More Difficult

Cambodia ranked 137 out of 189 countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 report released Tuesday, the first drop in at least two years that shows conducting business in the country is becoming more difficult. The report ranks countries in 10 categories, including starting a ...

Joshua Wilwohl and Aun Pheap
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/doing-business-in-cambodia-becoming-more-difficult-46243/

Made in Cambodia: Foreign Industry Calls on Cambodia as the Next “Low-Cost” Alternative in All Things Manufacturing

About a decade ago, global manufacturing firms staged a mass exodus to Asia in search of low-cost alternatives to increasing domestic wage demands and operational costs. The consensus was the continued development of a regional supply chain that had formed in countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, ...

http://www.cambizreview.com

Slight rise in truck numbers

The total number of new trucks registered last year increased slightly, but industry insiders said that even though more trucks are needed to boost the Kingdom’s trading volume, the country’s export capacity is relatively unaffected because of trucks bought in previous years. The number of big ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013032564655/Business/slight-rise-in-truck-numbers.html

Bank Accounts Rare in Cambodia, Even for Rich

Despite an expanding financial sector, increasing access to credit and strong economic growth in recent years, fewer than 1 in 20 Cambodians has a bank account, according to a new policy working paper by the World Bank. According to the paper – released earlier this month ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/bank-accounts-rare-in-cambodia-even-for-rich-6957/

World Bank Report Predicts 6.6 Percent Growth

Cambodia’s economy will grow by an average of 7 percent in each of the next five years, the World Bank said yesterday in a report on the country’s economic outlook. In its periodic update on economies in the region, the World Bank predicted gross domestic product ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Farmers biggest source of investment in agriculture

Despite attention from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and official development assistance, farmers are by far the largest source of investment in agriculture, the State of Food and Agriculture 2012 report by the Food and Agriculture Organization published last week said. Farmers in low and middle income ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012121060175/Business/farmers-biggest-source-of-investment-in-agriculture.html

New Mekong Port to Ease Overloaded Phnom Penh Terminal

With cargo traffic at the Phnom Penh Autonomus Port growing rapidly, a nearly completed container terminal just south of the city on the Mekon River should help ease the congestion. The 30-hectare port, in Kandal province’s Kein Svay district, was completed late last month, though cranes ...

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