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Strong capital, liquidity in financial services

The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has affirmed that commercial banking and finances have strong capital and liquidity although Novel Coronavirus outbreak is hitting the country’s economy. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708404/strong-capital-liquidity-in-financial-services/

Ministry reports increased COVID-19 national recovery figure

The Health Ministry yesterday reported two COVID-19 patients have recovered, raising the national recovery figure to 25. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708513/ministry-reports-increased-covid-19-national-recovery-figure/

PM donates seven month’s salary to fight COVID-19

Prime Minister Hun Sen today announced he will donate seven months’ of his salary to the National Committee for Combating COVID-19.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708368/pm-donates-seven-months-salary-to-fight-covid-19/

Cambodia receives $2 million from US to fight COVID-19

The United States State Department on Tuesday issued a statement noting the US gave $2 million last month for the Kingdom’s fight against COVID-19. ...

Srey Kumneth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708506/cambodia-receives-2-million-from-us-to-fight-covid-19/

Rice stockpile boosted in face of continuing Coronavirus threat

The Cambodian government has been looking to secure a stockpile of milled rice to ensure a sufficient domestic supply of the staple. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708400/rice-stockpile-boosted-in-face-of-continuing-coronavirus-threat/

Ministry: No plans to revise 6% economic growth forecast

The government is evaluating the current economic situation and monitoring the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic to determine whether to adjust its six per cent projection for economic growth this year, Ministry of Economy and Finance spokesman Meas Sok Sensan said on Wednesday. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/ministry-no-plans-revise-6-economic-growth-forecast

Coronavirus pandemic prove catastrophic for tour guides

The tourism industry has always been considered as a major player in the rapid economic growth of the Kingdom. However, in the first quarter of 2020, the typically booming industry was abruptly brought to its knees due to COVID-19. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708507/coronavirus-pandemic-prove-catastrophic-for-tour-guides/

Pandemic brings real estate activity to near nil

The value of Cambodian real estate has not shown signs of decline in recent weeks, despite the Covid-19 pandemic bringing market activity to a virtual standstill, industry insiders said on Wednesday. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-property/pandemic-brings-real-estate-activity-near-nil

World Bank advises urgent measures to avoid serious financial shock and recession

The World Bank has released several urgent recommendations to Cambodia and other countries in the East Asia Pacific, stating governments need to act quickly, cooperatively and at scale to avoid serious financial shock and recession due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708028/world-bank-advises-urgent-measures-to-avoid-serious-financial-shock-and-recession/

State of emergency law is imminent

The government said today the state of emergency draft law will be forwarded directly to the National Assembly without the need of the Council of Ministers to approve amid COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708017/state-of-emergency-law-is-imminent/

Foreign citizens told to schedule commercial flights home

Two embassies are urging foreign nationals to leave the Kingdom via commercial flights amid COVID-19 fears, prompting Australians and others grounded here to express frustration against their government on social media. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708189/foreign-citizens-told-to-schedule-commercial-flights-home/

Smart Axiata announces $1 million COVID-19 relief fund, invites more

Cambodia’s telecommunications provider Smart Axiata yesterday announced a $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund in a demonstration of support as the Kingdom deals with the Coronavirus pandemic. ...

Yeshi Dema
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707629/smart-axiata-announces-1-million-covid-19-relief-fund-invites-more/

Tourism hit in coronavirus fight

According to the Tourism Ministry, tourism declined 52 percent earlier this year.The government in February responded by offering promotional Angkor Archaeological Park fare tickets. ...

Marie Lamy and Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707708/tourism-hit-in-coronavirus-fight/

PM orders suspension of white rice, paddy exports

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday ordered the suspension of white rice and paddy exports from Cambodia from 11:59pm on April 5, on the grounds of securing domestic supplies while Covid-19 is continuing to spread in Cambodia. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/pm-orders-suspension-white-rice-paddy-exports

Trade across Cambodia-Vietnam border remains stable amid COVID-19 outbreak

Trade activities across the Vietnam- Cambodia border have been maintained despite the halt of entry and exit of citizens and tourists as a measure to curb the spread of the acute respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707441/trade-across-cambodia-vietnam-border-remains-stable-amid-covid-19-outbreak/

Prime Minister announces closure of casinos from April 1 and will hold meeting tomorrow to review the law that put country in emergency state

This morning, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the closure of the casino, which will be implemented from April 1. He also announced that a meeting will be held on Tuesday to review the law that put the country in emergency state. ...

Niem Chheng
https://bit.ly/2UrrKAV

China sends more test kits

The Ministry of Health has ramped up its preparation to stem the spread of the deadly Covid-19 disease in the Kingdom thanks to help from the Jack Ma and Alibaba foundations which donated 20,000 test kits to the Kingdom. ...

Ry Sochan
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-sends-more-test-kits

Unicef promotes e-learning scheme

UNICEF has scaled up support in 145 countries, including Cambodia, to help children continue their studies after school closures around the world due to Covid-19. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/unicef-promotes-e-learning-scheme

‘Plenty of food’ for Cambodians during uncertain COVID times

A government ministry has reassured the public that there is no need to panic over potential food shortages amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707165/plenty-of-food-for-cambodians-during-uncertain-covid-times/

Cellcard announces Cambodia’s first 5G use case to help the Kingdom during Covid-19

Cellcard has today announced Cambodia’s first 5G use case – a telemedicine service at four locations across Phnom Penh to help the nation’s most critically ill during the Covid-19 crisis. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50706678/cellcard-announces-cambodias-first-5g-use-case-to-help-the-kingdom-during-covid-19/

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