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Evictees reject latest offer from UK sugar firm

Representatives for the 200 Cambodian families suing U.K. sugar firm Tate & Lyle for allegedly profiting off of their stolen land say they have rejected the firm’s latest offer to settle the dispute and are looking forward to their first court date, set for October. The ...

Kuch Naren and Zsombor Peter
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/evictees-reject-latest-settlement-offer-from-uk-sugar-firm-60869/

CAMBODIA: Better Factories goes mobile with labour law app

The Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) monitoring and reporting scheme is launching a mobile app next month to help improve knowledge of the country’s labour law for those working in the industry. Partially funded by Adidas, the ‘Cambodian Labour Law Guide’ app will be available to download ...

Leonie Barrie
http://www.just-style.com/news/better-factories-goes-mobile-with-labour-law-app_id118883.aspx

‘Thinnest’ smartphone is set for debut in Cambodia

Two days after Huawei introduced the world’s thinnest smartphone in London and Singapore, the Cambodian representative office of the China-based company announced that the sleek device would be sold in the Kingdom in July. While the Chinese telecom giant hopes to increase its market share of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062466435/Business/thinnest-smartphone-is-set-for-debut-in-cambodia.html

Cambodian Garment Exports likely to Grow in 2013: GMAC

Cambodian garment exports are expected to grow in 2013 with the increasing foreign investments along with focus on new market including Japan and China, according to the Garment Manufactures Association of Cambodia (GMAC). In 2012, apparel exports of Cambodia grew nine percent to US$ 4.61 ...

http://www.thesoutheastasiaweekly.com

Foreign activists detained

Police arrested five activists from labour-rights group Clean Clothes Campaign yesterday outside the E Garment factory in Kandal province. Neuv Sakhan, deputy director of the Kandal provincial immigration police, told the Post four women and one man, from Norway, Belgium, England and Austria, had been taken ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030661780/National/foreign-activists-detained.html

Tough times for telecom bosses in 2012

The year 2012 has seen a number of changes of personnel within different companies in Cambodia, particularly in the telecommunications sector, but also in the insurance and banking industry. According to In Channy, ACLEDA Bank’s CEO and vice chairman of the International Business Chamber Cambodia, the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013010160558/Business/tough-times-for-telecom-bosses-in-12.html

Refined sugar for domestic market

Phnom Penh Sugar will begin producing white sugar this month for the Cambodian market to reduce the demand for imported sugar, according to a spokeswoman for the firm. Chheang Kemsoun, a representative of Phnom Penh Sugar, told the Post yesterday the company would produce white sugar ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759620/Business/refined-sugar-for-domestic-market.html

Equipment Seized From Plantation at Center of UK Fraud Probe

Forestry Administration officials have seized equipment valued at $1.5 million from a Banteay Meanchey province biofuel plantation, which is being investigated for fraud in the UK, company and forestry officials said yesterday. Sustainable Agro Energy’s assets were frozen in February and investigators at the U.K.’s ...

Cambodia Home to Frenchman in Bo Xilai Drama

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Throughout the drama this spring revolving around the dismissal of the ambitious Chinese official Bo Xilai and the investigation of his wife as a murder suspect, the most mysterious figure has been a French architect named Patrick Henri Devillers. When Mr. Bo ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/world/asia/figure-in-chinas-political-drama-found-in-cambodia.html?_r=1

$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

England Promises to Invest US$ 2.22 Billion in Cambodia

England promised to invest in Cambodian around US$ 2.22 billion make total investment projects in country during 7 month of the year increased up to US$ 5.5 billion, Council for Development of Cambodia (CDC)’s reported to the media. According to the report, in the first ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Machinery Manufacturers Tap Garment Sector

More than 150 companies from China, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, as well as Germany and England on Thursday set up shop at the exhibition center on Phnom Penh’s Koh Pich island, displaying everything from $900 labeling machines to sewing machines worth $56,000 that automatically attach ...

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