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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

Industry Handicraft Fair to feature Cambodian-made goods

Organisers expect the Industry Handicraft Fair 2013, with the theme “Excellence of Cambodia Goods and Services”, to attract about 200,000 people. The fair, to be held at the Koh Pich Exhibition Center over three days at the end of March, will have 460 booths exhibiting 100 per ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460961/Business/industry-handicraft-fair-to-feature-cambodian-made-goods.html

AEC will 'Cut impact of US, EU woes'

Malaysia is optimistic Asean is ready to be integrated into a single economic block by December 2015 despite uncertainties over growth in the euro zone and the US. International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed said the 10 member countries would be able to cushion the ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/business/AEC-will-Cut-impact-of-US-EU-woes-30195833.html

Cambodia issues licenses to 2,606 new firms in 9 months, up 11 percent

Cambodia had granted operating licenses to 2,606 new companies in the first nine months of this year, a 11 percent rise from 2,336 new firms at the same period a year ago, the report of the Commerce Ministry showed Wednesday. Those companies are dealing in the ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/740110.shtml

UAE- Lubna Al Qasimi heads Trade delegation to Cambodia and Thailand

Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade will lead a delegation on Monday to Cambodia and Thailand to discuss strengthening trade and investment ties with these countries. The delegation also included officials and representatives from national institutions and companies. ...

http://www.menafn.com/menafn/1093564536/UAE-Lubna-Al-Qasimi-heads-Trade-delegation-to-Cambodia-and-Thailand

As Tensions Grow, Residents Pitted Against Authorities, ‘Not Companies’

Boeung Kak and Borei Keila villagers embroiled in longstanding land disputes with two private companies in Phnom Penh say the authorities are protecting business interests over the public, as thousands of families lose their homes under forced evictions. This has turned the protesters and government officials ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/as-tensions-grow-residents-pitted-against-authorities-not-companies/1512454.html

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 ...

Forum breaks ice, yet more time needed

Long-time foreign members of the Cambodian business community said the US-ASEAN Business Forum, held on Friday in Siem Reap, was largely successful in setting the country in the sights of America businesses, but multinational corporations will need more time in the Kingdom before nailing down ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071657431/Business/forum-breaks-ice-yet-more-time-needed.html

Cambodia’s date with US biz

US companies will re-establish their commitment to Cambodia and the region today at the US-ASEAN Business Forum in Siem Reap, a high-profile meeting involving several heads of state and some of the biggest companies in the world. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will lead the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071357388/Business/cambodias-date-with-us-biz.html

Global Media Conference Yields Ideas for Cambodian Internet

Keo Kounila is Cambodian blogger who recently attend the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany. After meeting amid some 1,500 participants, she told VOA Khmer she had garnered new ideas to help develop Cambodia, including organizing seminars to help university students make better use ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/Global-Media-Conference-Yields-Ideas-for-Cambodian-Internet-160691415.html

Siem Reap’s US$1bn airport delayed

No ground was broken in May on the New Siem Reap International Airport (NSRIA), a US$1 billion Korean investment, and officials say no definite date has been set for work on the project as the developer looks for new partners. NSRIA Co Ltd, an equal joint ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060656613/Business/siem-reaps-us1bn-airport-delayed.html

Factories Lend Travel Money to Ensure Garment Workers Vote

Often vilified for paying low wages in less than optimum work environments, Cambodia’s garment factory owners got into the swing of the commune elections this week, with many companies providing loans to help their workers travel home to vote. With about 400,000 employees, the garment industry’s ...

Credit guarantee unit to serve Asean

The Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF), an agency set up by Asean+3 and the Asian Development Bank to help develop local-currency bond and cross-border bond markets in the region, has started to operate, says chief executive Kiyoshi Nishimura. He said the CGIF will fill in ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/296033/credit-guarantee-unit-to-serve-asean

More Chinese firms weigh local investment

Six companies from China’s Guangzhou city and Guangxi province met with Kim Sithan, Cambodia’s secretary of state at the Ministry of Commerce, yesterday to discuss investment in the country Heavy machinery, fertiliser and chemical companies expressed interest in Cambodia’s agricultural sector ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052556376/Business/more-chinese-firms-weigh-local-investment.html

UN urges Cambodia to hold companies to account over land disputes

Companies that have seized land, confiscated livestock and destroyed homes and property have gone unpunished, the UN special rapporteur for Cambodia has said. Surya Subedi, professor of international law at Leeds University, said all the communities he had met raised the issue of misconduct by ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/may/14/un-cambodia-companies-land-disputes

UN Rights Envoy Warns Against Continued Landlessness

Surya Subedi, the UN’s human rights envoy to Cambodia, expressed concern Friday over land concessions provided to private companies that are forcing people from their land in the provinces. “the royal government has the primary responsibility for respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of its ...

http://www.voanews.com/khmer-english/news/UN-Rights-Envoy-Warns-Against-Continued-Landlessness-151139815.html

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