PM restricts citizens from travelling to COVID-19 worst-hit countries

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday restricted citizens from travelling to the United States, Iran and parts of Europe over COVID-19 fears. “Citizens must not travel to Europe, the US and Iran unless going abroad is​ mandatory,” he said. ...

Khuon Narim

US retailers express support for Cambodian living wage

As a new round of Cambodian wage negotiations approaches this month, major U.S. and European retailers who source from the country say they will be watching the talks carefully and want to see fair pay for workers. Representatives of the brands like Gap, Levi Strauss, and ...

Kimseng Men

Lack of construction regulations a concern

Cambodia is experiencing a runaway property boom that must be constrained by laws and regulations in order to draw investment from European developers, which are largely absent in the country, experts said at an industry conference in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Simon Griffiths, senior manager at ...

Kang Sothear and George Styllis

Inditex, H&M agree to pay more for clothes from Cambodia

Fashion brands, including Europe’s biggest clothing retailer Inditex SA (ITX) and Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMB), said they are willing to pay more for clothes made in Cambodia, backing a trade union campaign for higher wages. The chains are among eight clothing retailers that include Next Plc (NXT) and Primark that have ...

Gabi Thesing

Cambodia exports 233,859 tons of rice in january-august 2014; down about 1% from last year

Cambodia exported about 233,859 tons of rice in January-August 2014, down about 1.2% from about 236,728 tons rice exported in the same period last year, according to data from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export Formality (SOWS-REF). Cambodia exported about 379,856 tons rice in all ...

Oryza News Staff

Help Cambodia's garment workers, unions urge Business Secretary

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, must force British clothing companies to investigate whether garments sourced from Cambodia are made at factories with fair labour practices, the unions have warned. Frances O’Grady, general secretary of the Trade Union Congress, has written to Mr Cable warning that ...

Mark Leftly

Cambodia sees 16 pct rise in garment, footwear exports in 6 months

Garment and footwear industry, Cambodia’s largest income earner, saw a 16 percent increase in exports in the first six months of 2014, according to a commerce ministry’s report on Sunday. The country exported apparel and footwear products worth 2.92 billion U.S. dollars during the January-June period ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

EU ban on Cambodian fish remains in place

More than one year after its fish products were banned from Europe, the industry and government has done little to ensure it will be lifted. The ban, instituted in early 2013, has hurt potential fish exports to a potentially lucrative trade partner. But EU officials say Cambodia ...

Suy Heimkhemra

Will AEON mall succeed in one of the poorest countries in the world?

The presence of AEON Mall in Cambodia has stirred a lot of questions revolving around the future success of this Japanese giant mall. Since the official opening of the mall, thousands of people have flocked to visit this new mall. Not only people in general ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Cambodia reports 1.14 bln USD trade deficit in 1st five months

Cambodia recorded a trade deficit of 1.14 billion U.S. dollars in the first five months of 2014, a latest report by the Ministry of Commerce showed Wednesday. Total trade value jumped to 7.32 billion U.S. dollars during the January-May period this year, an increase of 17 ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Cambodia’s tourism steady

Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 4.7% growth in March according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 400,076 visits compared to 382,206 during the same month last year. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, late last week, data showed Vietnam led the field ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Cambodia exports 120,291 tons rice January-April, 2014; up 1.5% from last year

Cambodia exported about 120,291 tons of rice in first four months of calendar year 2014, up about 1.5% from about 118,504 tons rice exported in the same period last year, according to data from the Secretariat of One Window Service of Rice Export Formality (SOWS-REF). ...

Oryza News Staff

Cambodia's garment, footwear exports up 16 pct in Q1

Garment and footwear industry, Cambodia’s largest income earner, reported a 16 percent surge in exports in the first three months of 2014, the figures of the Ministry of Commerce showed Monday. The Southeast Asian nation exported apparel and footwear products in equivalent to 1.56 billion U.S. ...

ASEAN - China Centre News Staff

Cambodia's foreign trade up 15% amid ongoing political row

Cambodia’s trade volume with foreign countries has increased by 15 percent in the first quarter of 2014 even though the internal conflict between the ruling and opposition parties over July election results remains unsolved. The figures of the Commerce Ministry showed Tuesday that the Southeast Asian ...

Shanghai Daily News Staff

Union leader in West seeking release of jailed activists

Rong Chhun, head of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, is making a trip through the US, seeking support to help free 21 labor activists who have been in jail since deadly crackdowns on demonstrations in January. His visit comes as another labor leader, Ath Thun, was ...

Sok Khemara

ADB predicts slower growth for 2014

The Asian Development Bank on Tuesday said it expects Cambodia’s economic growth to slow slightly in 2014. In its annual “Asian Development Outlook,” the bank said it expects to see a drop in the rate from about 7.2 percent last year to 7 percent this year ...

Suy Heimkhemra

China fuels Cambodia’s airline growth

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation says Cambodia’s aviation market grew briskly for the second consecutive year as national and foreign airlines added routes to China amid a surge in Chinese nationals visiting the country. The centre reported Cambodia has emerged as one of the fastest ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit

Cambodia’s export to EU skyrockets

Despite the depressed market conditions throughout Europe in 2013 Cambodia’s export to the EU skyrocketed. The country is well under way to take over Taiwan’s leading position in bike export to Europe. Between January and October 2013 Cambodia’s bike export showed a huge increase of no ...

Jack Oortwijn

PAL urged not to pursue deal to form Cambodia Airlines

 Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) is said to be better off not pursuing a deal with Royal Group of Cambodia (RGC) to form Cambodia Airlines Co. Ltd., saying there are other “bigger priorities” for the flag carrier. CAPA said the Cambodia-Philippines is a small market, ...

Lenie Lectura

Cambodia at UN To Defend Rights Record

Cambodia’s opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, is currently in Geneva, where the UN Human Rights Committee is reviewing the country’s rights record. Cambodian government officials are defending their rights record for the second time in four years at the Universal Periodic Review. Sam Rainsy, who heads the Cambodia ...

Sok Khemara, VOA Khmer

Chinese investment in Cambodia up in 2013

Cambodia had attracted some $427 million of investment from China last year, up 62 percent compared with the $263 million in a year earlier, according to a report by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). The cumulative Chinese investment in Cambodia has totaled $9.6 ...

Global Times News Staff

Flooding could affect growth

When the extent of flood damage becomes clear, the Asian Development Bank may lower its economic growth forecast for Cambodia to reflect the severity of the aftermath, a senior official with agency’s local office said yesterday. “It is possible that we will have to revise downward ...

Joe Freeman and Sen David, P.7

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