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Electric car is still on the charger

What happened to Cambodia’s electric car? The short answer is, the wait continues. More than seven months after its owners unveiled the new and improved Angkor EV 2013 to great fanfare, they are chronically short of funding and assembly is taking place in piecemeal fashion. Seang Chan ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/electric-car-still-charger

PAL sets new closing date for investment in Cambodia Airlines

The deal between national flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Royal Group of Cambodia (RCG) to form Cambodia Airlines Co.  Ltd. is set to be completed within the next two months. This was according to Ma. Cecilia Pesayco, assistant corporate secretary of PAL’s parent firm PAL ...

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/321652/economy/business/pal-sets-new-closing-date-for-investment-in-cambodia-airlines

Rice husk to power agriculture

Cambodia-based SOMA Energy will construct two bio-mass power-generating plants that convert rice husks into electricity to supply Cambodian farmers working in the provinces. SOMA energy, a subsidiary of SOMA group, has invested nearly $3 million in the construction of the plants, one of which is located ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-husk-power-agriculture

Construction investment rises sharply

Investment in construction in the Kingdom during the first nine months of this year rose 83.6 per cent, according to data from Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction last week. The data showed that during the first nine months of this year the ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/construction-investment-rises-sharply.html

Sandwiched between cultures

It was not her degree in finance and banking that encouraged Keo Sopheap to start her own business. It was her sister’s marriage to an American that introduced her to foreign fast food. Now Sopheap owns a sandwich shop in Phnom Penh. Sopheap, a Norton ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090358438/Business/sandwiched-between-cultures.html

Asean invests $178 Million in Cambodia for the first semester of 2012

Cambodia has gained the investments of 178 million U.S. dollars from its ASEAN member states in the first six months of 2012, according to a report from the Council for the Development of Cambodia said this week. From January to June this year, the country granted ...

Bokor resort slated to bolster Kampot tourism

Kampot officials are looking to the Bokor Mountain Resort, a US$1 billion project that opens today, to drive tourism growth in the burgeoning seaside destination. The provincial Tourism Department said the number of domestic visitors to Kampot had risen 120 per cent to 338,000 in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050355943/Business/bokor-resort-slated-to-bolster-kampot-tourism.html

Beer makers binge on ads

Whether it is dancing pop stars or plays on national pride, dramatically increasing budgets for beer advertising took Cambodia’s TV sets and public spaces by storm in 2011. Beer advertising surged 164 per cent year-on-year in 2011, according to data from Indochina Research Ltd, making it ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012011753964/Business/beer-makers-binge-on-ad-spend.html

Thailand's second-largest rice exporter invests $47m in mills

Asia Golden Rice (AGR), Thailand’s second-largest rice exporter, will invest $47 million to build milling plants in Cambodia capable of processing up to 1 million tons of rice per year, according to a company representative and reports from the Thai news media yesterday. “This will be ...

Telecom Cambodia finds Vietnamese ISP partner

State-owned Telecom Cambodia has signed a business cooperation agreement with Vietnam National Post and Telecommunications Corp in order to bolster TC’s product portfolio and coverage area, company officials said yesterday. Telecom Cambodia offers both fixed-line phone and internet services in the Kingdom. Vietnam National Post and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122053500/Business/telecom-cambodia-finds-vietnamese-isp-partner.html

$6bn in projects approved in 2011

Investment approved between January and October surpassed those last year by  US$160 million, according to a report from the Council for the Development of Cambodia. The 126 local and foreign investment projects through October, worth about $6 billion, overshadowed the $5.8 billion in the whole of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011121353317/Business/6bn-in-projects-approved-in-2011.html

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