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Pirated computer software cost Cambodia $50m

Pirated computer software accounted for about $50 million in losses to the Cambodian economy every year, an industry expert said yesterday. According to Pily Wong, president of the ICT Business Association, about 95 per cent of the computer software used in Cambodia is counterfeit, crippling the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013020161114/Business/pirated-computer-software-cost-cambodia-50-million.html

$500M Leaves Cambodia Illegally Each Year

Almost $500 million a year was taken out of Cambodia in “illicit financial flows” between 2001 and 2010, a report released yesterday in the U.S. claims. People in the Cambodian finance sector, however, expressed doubts about the accuracy of the figure, which appears in a report ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/500m-leaves-cambodia-illegally-each-year-6748/

Economic benefits of birth control reported

Additional investments in family planning yields economic benefits and would save developing countries more than US$11 billion annually, according to a UN report. Better access to family planning in developing countries would reduce costs for maternal and newborn health care by $11.3 billion per year, according ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012111959804/Business/economic-benefits-of-birth-control-reported.html

Disasters present big risks for small GDPs

Cambodia’s small economy leaves it especially vulnerable to devastation in the face of large-scale natural disasters, United Nations agencies and Cambodian officials warned last week. “The relative size of an economy adds to the vulnerability as seen particularly in the case of the Lao Peoples’ Democratic ...

By Khouth Sophak Chakrya, P. 4
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959444/National-news/disasters-present-big-risks-for-small-gdps.html

Oxfam urges freeze of land investments

Global development group Oxfam on Wednesday called on the World Bank to suspend financing for large-scale land acquisitions to ensure that its practices do not encourage foreign land grabs in developing countries. Oxfam urged Jim Yong Kim, the lender’s new president, to announce a six-month moratorium ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/worldbank-oxfam-land-idUSL1E8L2LKF20121004

Polluters told to pay out

Government officials yesterday pointed to developing countries as the main culprits behind climate change and claimed such nations should provide the majority of finan-cing for protecting the Kingdom from the issue. “We are a victim of the problems of the rich,” Environment Minister Mok Mareth said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011100651994/National-news/polluters-told-to-pay-out.html

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