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Cambodia's inflation increases by 1.6 pct in November

Cambodia’s inflation rate had increased by 1.6 percent in November 2012 if compared with November 2011 due to moderate increases in food and petroleum prices, according to the latest statistics of the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) on Tuesday. The statistics said the total consumer price ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/01/c_132075617.htm

Five Arrested for Stealing Clothing in Cargo Container Heist

Five people were arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly stealing more than 8,000 articles of clothing from shipping container on its way to Phnom Penh for export to the U.S., police said. The five suspects are accused of removing the garments from the cargo container as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Workers Claim Police Beat Them During Factory Protest

About 10 workers were beaten by police and military police during a protest over severance payments yesterday in Kandal province, workers and union representatives said. Protests at Tai Yang Enterprises—which supplies clothing to U.S. brands Levi Strauss and Old Navy—in Ang Snuol district have been ongoing ...

US big brand boycott called for by workers

Some 100 workers, along with the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, delivered a letter yesterday to the US Embassy in Phnom Penh asking Americans to boycott clothing made by Tai Yang Enterprises. Surrounded by protesters, CCU President Rong Chhun said that the group was ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012072457576/National-news/us-big-brand-boycott-called-for-by-workers.html

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 ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/blog.php?article=502

Garment Protest Turns Violent After Accord Fails

Violence erupted yesterday morning during a long-running protest at a Phnom Penh factory that produces clothing for international brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss when about 1,000 workers broke the factory’s gate and started hurling rocks to break its windows, protesters and military police officers ...

Factory Says Buyers Will Go to Burma if Protests Continue

A representative of a factory that produces clothing for international clothing brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss warned yesterday that its buyers will place orders elsewhere if the strike for higher wages and benefits in its two factories continues. An official at the American Center for ...

Aun Pheap and Dene-Hern Chen, P. 24
http://www.cambodiadaily.com

World Bank outlook for Cambodia positive

The World Bank’s biannual report on Cambodia was largely positive given dire economic prospects in Europe, which economists agreed were closely tied to the Kingdom’s key export sectors. The report, released yesterday, predicted 6.6 per cent growth in gross domestic product Manufacturing is predicted to slow slightly this year, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052456354/Business/world-bank-outlook-for-cambodia-positive.html

Factory Workers Continue to Strike for Higher Wages

About 4,000 garment workers from factories that produce clothing for international brands H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss continued protesting yesterday in Phnom Penh for higher wages, union representatives said. Singaporean-owned SL Garment Processing (Cambodia) Ltd. parked three large trucks in front of their Meanchey district factories ...

Ministry Meets Striking Union Representatives

Ministry of Social Affairs officials yesterday conducted a meeting between the owners of a factory, which produces clothing for H&M, Gap and Levi Strauss, and its workers, but threatened to file a complaint against the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU), union representatives ...

Hundreds More Faint Again at Nike Factory

Just two days after dozens of workers fainted at a factory in Kompong Speu province that manufactures clothing for US sports brand Nike, another 300 workers at the same factory fainted on Friday. Chy Sakla, a secretary for the Free Trade Union (FTU) at the Sabrina ...

Inflation Report To Be Delayed Official Says

With prices creeping upward and the central bank looking to take monetary action to fight inflation, the government has suspended the publication of the monthly Consumer Price Index, an official at the Ministry of Pallning said yesterday. Sam Saroeun, deputy director of the statistic department ...

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