Market tycoon sent to prison over $140k toilet tax dispute
The Phnom Penh Municipal Court imprisoned a prominent businesswoman who has exclusive rights to collect taxes at a number of Phnom Penh markets Monday over breach of trust charges related to a subcontracting agreement, signed in 2008, to let a business partner collect fees at ...
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Rein in market thuggery: PM
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday took a stand against intimidation and harassment at markets, ordering municipal and provincial governors to crack down on aggressive fee collectors they employ. Speaking at a graduation ceremony at the capital’s Royal School of Administration, Hun Sen distanced himself from what ...
City poised for shopping mall boom
After spending $30 on clothes, Chan Pheavy sat down for lunch in the food court of Sorya Mall, plunking her shopping bags on the floor beside her. “It is very comfortable to do shopping here,” Pheavy, 25, who works for a commercial bank in Phnom ...
Land prices in Phnom Penh increase by 15 per cent in first quarter
The more Cambodia’s economy grows and the more investors come into Cambodia has had some positive and negative effects, and one of those effects is to push up land prices in Phnom Penh for the first quarter in 2013, an increase of 15 per cent. Sorn ...
Japanese Funder Blames City Hall
Japan’s aid arm, the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which is funding a drainage project along Phnom Penh’s Street 63, said yesterday that while it was true sections of the busy road remained in a deplorable condition, responsibility lay with City Hall. “This is [a] ...
Worse than Potholes, Street 63 Roadwork Hurts City’s Image
Skyscrapers, supermarkets and high-end clothing stores along Sihanouk Boulevard may reflect the increasingly affluent side of Phnom Penh, but turning down busy Street 63 toward Central Market the scene is more warzone than Asean capital, with air thick with dust and the road peppered with ...
As European leaders try to save the euro, uncertainty about fallout in Cambodia if they don't succeed
It’s after midnight in Sihanoukville and British teenagers are clogging the walkways, pushing past one another to drain free shots at the bars. In Kep, elderly French tourists sun themselves at the upscale Sailing Club while Spaniards and Germans eye the offerings at Phnom Penh’s Central Market. In spite of the growing fears ...
More money for meat
Meat prices on Phnom Penh’s markets have seen large gains over the first half of the year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce’s Trade Promotion Department. Local vendors say the price increase comes due to a decrease in imports, forcing purchases of domestically ...