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Hun Sen calls for caution amid China-US trade war

Prime Minister Hun Sen warned on Tuesday that a developing trade war between the US and China could affect Cambodia, and said the Kingdom must act to mitigate any potential fallout. In March, US President Donald Trump’s administration slapped tariffs on global imports of steel ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-calls-caution-amid-china-us-trade-war

Belt and Road could bring risks for Cambodia debt

China’s financing of Belt and Road Initiative projects in Cambodia could lead to increased debt distress, according to a recent analysis, though the Kingdom’s low overall debt makes it unlikely to default in the near future. ...

Robin Spiess
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/belt-and-road-could-bring-risks-cambodia-debt

Cambodia’s democracy, economy at risk: report

Cambodia has become more autocratic and its government’s claim of stable economic development rests on uncertain basis, according to a comprehensive new report. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI), published on Thursday, claims that the quality of Cambodia’s democracy, market economy and governance performance has ...

Leonie Kijewski
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodias-democracy-economy-risk-report

Can Cambodia stay competitive with so many public holidays?

Cambodia likely became the country with the largest number of public holidays in the world on Tuesday, raising questions about the ability of Cambodia to stay economically competitive with so many mandatory leave days. ...

Brendan O’Byrne and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/can-cambodia-stay-competitive-so-many-public-holidays

Hun Sen threatens to boycott Asean summit proceedings if faced with 'pressure'

Prime Minister Hun Sen today threatened to boycott next month’s Asean-Australia Special Summit in Sydney – and to “beat” demonstrators outside who burn his image – after apparently being supplied leaked telephone calls between opposition members predicting forthcoming international “pressure”.​ ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-threatens-boycott-asean-summit-proceedings-if-faced-pressure

Hun Sen seeks to bolster trade at India-Asean meet

Indian government data show that annual trade between the Cambodia and India has lagged of late, decreasing by nearly 30 percent to $141 million during the last Indian fiscal year, which ran from April 2016 to May 2017. That’s the lowest level since the 2012-2013 ...

Hor Kimsay and Robin Spiess
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hun-sen-seeks-bolster-trade-india-asean-meet

Low marks for Cambodia’s efforts to combat illicit trade

Cambodia ranked third-worst for illicit trade out of 17 countries in the Asia-Pacific region in a recently released index by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that analysed governments’ abilities to combat illegal trade operations.​ ...

Kali Kotoski and Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/low-marks-cambodias-efforts-combat-illicit-trade

Capital’s income levels set to soar

Phnom Penh’s median household income could swell to surpass the projected level of Bangkok within 15 years if the city’s rapid urbanisation is properly managed through effective policymaking and adequate city planning, according to a new study. ...

Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/capitals-income-levels-set-soar

Women run Cambodia's street economy: report

Women make up the majority of street vendors selling food, clothes and a range of other retail goods across Cambodia, a new report in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Business has revealed. Using data from Cambodia’s economic census, researchers Nobuo Hirohata and Kazuhiro Fukuyo, from Yamaguchi ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/women-run-cambodias-street-economy-report

Kingdom’s democracy rank slips

Cambodian democracy regressed last year, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2015 Democracy Index, which indicates that the Kingdom is “on the cusp of the ‘authoritarian regime’ category”. ...

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdoms-democracy-rank-slips

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