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While TPP looms, RCEP sidelined

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should also be given priority as the Kingdom eyes to join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to promote economic growth, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region and the Pacific Rim countries. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26066/while-tpp-looms--rcep-sidelined/

US supports TPP bid

The United States yesterday threw its support behind Cambodia becoming a member of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to promote economic growth, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region and the Pacific Rim countries. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25980/us-supports-tpp-bid/

World Bank in spotlight

As the World Bank considers supplying fresh loans to Cambodia, a new study uses the country as exhibit A for how the financier effectively sponsors corporate land grabs at the expense of the rural poor it purportedly helps. Three years ago, the bank’s own inspectors found ...

Laignee Barron
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/world-bank-spotlight

‘New Voices’: Poor Education Hurts Economic Growth

Economic growth has a close correlation with the quality of education, and not its quantity, a graduate student at the University of Chicago says. While education for all has been introduced in Cambodia, more needs to be done toward offering equal access to quality education, ...

VOA Khmer News Staff
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/new-voices-poor-education-hurts-economic-growth/1816811.html

As Foreign Aid Increases, Questions About Conditions

Cambodia has seen huge growth of foreign aid and loans over the past two decades, but experts are beginning to question its worth—and what conditions might be attached. Total aid from 1993 to 2012 amounts to around $10 billion, with the percentage of aid coming as ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/as-foreign-aid-increases-questions-about-conditions/1664821.html

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