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Cambodia's trade with U.S. up 2% in first half of 2013

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the United States has amounted to 1.44 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of the year, up 2 percent compared with 1.41 billion U.S. dollars over the same period last year, the figures of the U.S. Department of ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-08/07/c_132610051.htm

Airports operator looks to expand

While Cambodia Airports, of which France-based Vinci Group is major stakeholder, sees tourist numbers taking off, eviction issues are gnawing at the company’s image. Emmanuel Menanteau, chief executive of Cambodia Airports, talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust about the expansion plans. How many tourist arrivals do ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013053165965/CEO-Talk/airports-operator-looks-to-expand.html

Firm Given Rights to All ELC Timber in Ratanakkiri

The Ministry of Agriculture has signed a deal with Try Pheap Import Export to give the firm the right to purchase all timber felled in economic land concessions (ELCs) in Ratanakkiri province, according to a letter sent from the Agriculture Ministry to the Forestry Administration ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/firm-given-rights-to-all-elc-timber-in-ratanakkiri-22788/

$20m mill will lift rice exports

Cambodian company Soma Group has signed a joint-venture agreement with Thai-based CP Intertrade to build and operate a $20 million rice mill that will process fragrant rice for export. Industry insiders say the mill will increase Cambodia’s rice export capacity and boost the Kingdom’s ability to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460970/Business/20m-mill-will-lift-rice-exports.html

Cedac buys rice miller to boost imports

The Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture, or Cedac, has built a $500,000 rice mill in Phnom Penh’s Pur Senchey district in the hope of exporting more milled rice overseas, an official said yesterday. “We expect that in 2013, we would export between 200 tons and ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cargos via Cambodia's city port up 17% in 2012

Cargos entering and leaving through Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, Cambodia’s second largest port, increased by 17 percent in 2012 thanks to increasing import and export activities, a senior port official said Thursday. The state-owned port had received 95,333 twenty-foot-equivalent units, or standard-sized containers (TEUs) last year, ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/03/c_132077675.htm

Malaysian Maybank expands to outskirts

Malaysian-owned Maybank, one of the largest banks in Cambodia, opened its 12th national branch in Phnom Penh on Friday. The bank aims to reach emerging businesses in the city’s Special Economic Zone (PPSEZ) with the new office. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Rubber plant opts for export

A local investor has spent nearly US$5 million setting up a rubber-processing factory in Kampong Cham, a key province in the Kingdom’s rubber production for export rather than producing final products, an insider says. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2012122460430/Business/rubber-plant-opts-for-export.html

Government Bank Gives Loan for Rice Milling

The government-backed Rural Development Bank has handed a $4.5 million loan to a company planning to invest in Cambodia’s efforts to export more milled rice. Rural Development Bank chairman Son Kuon Thor said yesterday that the bank was giving the loan to a new company ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Cambodia's cheap labour attracts interest

TK Garment Co Ltd, a leading Thai original equipment manufacturer for fashion lines in Thailand, is relocating its largest production site to Cambodia to escape high wage costs, the Bangkok Post reported yesterday. According to Ken Loo, secretary general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012120560104/Business/cambodias-cheap-labour-attracts-interest.html

Five Arrested for Stealing Clothing in Cargo Container Heist

Five people were arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly stealing more than 8,000 articles of clothing from shipping container on its way to Phnom Penh for export to the U.S., police said. The five suspects are accused of removing the garments from the cargo container as ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Kratie Protest Puts Brakes on Land Demarcation

More than 100 people in Kratie province staged a peaceful protest on Sunday after excavators mobilized by a South Korean timber firm tried to clear and demarcate concession land, a commune official said yesterday. The company, Think Biotech, was granted 34,000 hectares of land on May ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

T.K. Garment Co moves across the border for cheaper wages

When the government decided to raise the daily minimum wage to 300 baht nationwide, labour-intensive industries knew sunset was descending on their businesses. As a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for popular clothes lines in Thailand, the company is relocating its largest production site to ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/324412/sunrise-in-cambodia

Kingdom’s trade deficit widens

Cambodia’s total exports increased more than 13 per cent in the first nine months of this year, with a year-on-year comparison indicating a widening trade deficit. A private-sector representative, an exporter and an independent economist said the slow growth was mainly due to the slowing of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110759621/Business/kingdoms-trade-deficit-widens.html

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