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Report: Kingdom’s total exports increase to $10 billion this year

The Kingdom’s total exports for this year increased more than 23 per cent from last year to $10.36 billion, led by garments and agro-products, according to the Ministry of Commerce’s annual report. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/report-kingdoms-total-exports-increase-10-billion-year

Fearing Unrest, Garment Workers Abandon Jobs

Phnom Penh’s garment factories are operating at a greatly reduced capacity as workers return home to the provinces in droves in response to the government’s decision to increase security after the opposition warned they plan to hold mass demonstrations against the election results. Ken Loo, secretary-general ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/fearing-unrest-garment-workers-abandon-jobs-39842/

After Deadly Factory Collapse, Safety Improvements Scarce

On May 16, immediately after the ceiling of a shoe factory collapsed in Kompong Speu province, leaving two people dead, promises were made to prosecute those responsible for the tragedy and to conduct a nationwide in­spection of all factories. “We will have a committee investigate clearly ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/after-deadly-factory-collapse-safety-improvements-scarce-39041/

Japanese, Cambodia trade is up 19 per cent

Trade volume between Cambodia and Japan had grown 19 per cent in the first six months of 2013 compared with the same period last year, figures from the Japan External Trade Organisation show. Cambodian exports to Japan were up 31 per cent in the first six ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-cambodia-trade-19-cent

Rail gets rice exports on move

For the first time since a railway rehabilitation project was launched in 2006, Cambodian rice is now being transported from Phnom Penh to the Sihanoukville port along the country’s southern line for export, operators Toll said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Phnom Penh cargo loading station, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rail-gets-rice-exports-move

Malaysian firms urged to venture into Cambodia's agri sector

Malaysian companies have been urged to venture into Cambodia’s agriculture sector especially in paddy planting and opening up rubber estates. In making the call, Raja Saiful Ridzuan, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Malaysian Embassy here, said Malaysian firms, with its vast expertise in agriculture sector, ...

http://www.nst.com.my/latest/malaysian-firms-urged-to-venture-into-cambodia-s-agri-sector-1.334244

Cambodia's garment industry at crossroads

Nun Vanak is an excellent example of how Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry has helped to change lives of hundreds of thousands of people in this country. The 23-year-old is part of Cambodia’s half-a-million-strong workforce – mostly young women – that keeps these garment factories running. Her income ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23585003

Rice exports already surpass last year’s total

Cambodia exported about 31,000 tonnes of rice in July, a 40 per cent seasonal increase from the average of 22,000 tonnes for first five months of this year. Official data show that Cambodia exported 207,000 tonnes from January through July, an amount surpassing the 205,000 tonnes ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-exports-already-surpass-last-year%E2%80%99s-total

Cambodian rubber earnings fall

Following global supply growth and falling prices, Cambodian rubber has decreased in value over the past three months, according to industry experts. Men Sopheak, deputy director-general of the Chop Rubber Plantation, a major rubber exporter in Cambodia, said yesterday that the price of dried [natural] rubber ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodian-rubber-earnings-fall

Philippine, Cambodian rice deal still on hold

Four months after the Philippines and Cambodia signed an agreement to increase rice trade, the plan is stuck in limbo. Philippine Ambassador to Cambodia Noe Wong and Cambodian Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh signed a deal in April for the Philippines National Food Authority to import ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/philippine-cambodian-rice-deal-still-hold

Cambodia's rubber exports up 29 pct in 5 months

Cambodia reported a 29 percent rise in dry rubber exports in the first five months of 2013, but revenues from the exports rose only 4 percent due to price decline in international markets. Currently, the country has about 300,000 hectares of rubber trees, according to ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-07/19/c_132556398.htm#

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