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Finance Minister Lauds Boeng Kak's Tax Bill

The Finance Ministry has sent a letter to well-known businesswoman Choeung Sopheap thanking her for paying her taxes on the highly controversial filling in of Phnom Penh’s Boeng Kak lake, and holding her firm up as an example of corporate professionalism. Though Shukaku Inc., which is ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/finance-minister-lauds-boeng-kaks-tax-bill-11863/

Finance Ministry To Tackle Graft With ‘Rewards’

Finance Minister Keat Chhon an­nounced a new plan on Thursday to cut down on rampant state corruption by dispersing three-quarters of non-tax revenue to ministries and their employees as financial “rewards.” With Anti-Corruption Unit chief Om Yentieng by his side, Mr. Chhon laid out the bare ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/finance-ministry-to-tackle-graft-with-rewards-8993/

Citibank (NYSE:C) sees business opportunities in Cambodia

Citibank, one of the largest banks in the United States and the World, is seeking for investment opportunities in Cambodia, a bank senior official said Tuesday. During a meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Cambodian Keat Chhon on Tuesday afternoon, Darren Buckley, country ...

http://www.livetradingnews.com/citibank-nysec-sees-business-opportunities-in-cambodia-87222.htm

Long-Delayed Donor Meeting Set for Wednesday

The government and its foreign donors are preparing for their next high-level aid meeting Wednesday, their first sine the government surprised donors in August 2011 by indefinitely suspending the meetings, citing the global financial crisis. However, officials at the Finance Ministry and the Council for the ...

A Year on, No Sign of Donor Forum Meeting

Exactly one year after the Finance Ministry indefinitely postponed its last top-level meeting with the international aid donors, there is still no sign that the government is ready to set a new date to engage face-to-face with the country’s development partners. The forum is held once ...

Cambodia Officially Starts Trading Life Insurance

Cambodia on May 21 officially started to trade life insurance for first time in history with hope of supplementing social security and growth of insurance development in the kingdom. At the inauguration ceremony at 21st floor of Canadia Tower in Phnom Penh, His Excellency, Aun Porn Moniroth, secretary of state of finance ministry said: “it ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com

Ministries' poor accounting leads to diverted emergency cash

Poor accounting practices by ministries between 2005 and 2010 required them to seek additional government funds to the tune of $578.79 million, which was reserved for national emergencies, according to a multi-year budget analysis released on Friday by the NGO Forum on Cambodia ...

Borei Keila Residents File Land Transfer Complaint

One hundred and thirty-five families evicted from the Borei Keila community filed a complaint with the Council of Ministers and Finance Ministry yesterday against Phnom Penh Municipality for trying to transfer to the Phanimex company land belonging to the community, a resident said. ...

ADB Won’t Pay to Finish Rail Project

Having already spent millions of dollars, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will not foot the additional $70 to $90 million in funds still needed to complete more than half of Cambodia’s railway rehabilitation project, an official from the ADB said yesterday. Toll Royal Railways, a joint venture ...

Thaksin gives government some friendly economic advice

Hours after arriving for his latest visit to the country, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra on Saturday urged Cambodia to increase state spending in infrastructure and education and to modernize the country’s financial system, according to media reports. Local reporters were quickly ushered out of ...

Defiance Greets World Bank's Funding Freeze

Government officials yesterday dismissed the World Bank’s recently revealed decision to freeze funding for new projects in Cambodia to protest a Phnom Penh real estate project that has forced thousand of families out of their homes. A housing rights group closely following the evictions said ...

http://www.camnet.com.kh/cambodia.daily

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