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Managers Taught How to Spot Underage Labor

Staff at eight factories producing footwear for Japanese sportswear brand ASICS were trained Tuesday in how to make sure they are not employing child laborers, a company representative said. ASICS corporate staff have been in Cambodia this week in a bid to overcome the negative publicity ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/managers-taught-how-to-spot-underage-labor-34211/

Hong Kong delegation seeks business opportunities in Cambodia

A delegation from China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region are currently seeking possibilities to broaden bilateral trade and investment ties in Cambodia. The delegation comprising of business executives from 24 different firms in the financial and professional services, infrastructure and real estate, garments and textiles, telecommunications, ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=Y2Y2MTQ4Zjk2YmR

Kingdom, Hong Kong boost ties

Economic cooperation between Cambodia and Hong Kong is on the rise, while the introduction of a new visa extension is also evidence of strengthening relations, officials say. On June 1, Cambodian officials will be able to travel to Hong Kong without a visa and stay ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013061866316/Business/kingdom-hong-kong-boost-ties.html

Pirated Software May Threaten Garment Firms

Garment factories run the risk of having their cargo confiscated by U.S. customs authorities if they continue using pirated computer software in their administrative operations, and may be prosecuted under a law that requires all manufacturers to use licensed digital software, according to a local ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/pirated-software-may-threaten-garment-firms-28459/

Thousands of workers in Cambodia march for pay rise on Int'l Labor Day

About 5,000 Cambodian workers took to the street on Wednesday to mark the International Labor Day, calling for pay rise, better labor conditions and decrease in petrol prices, a union representative said. Marchers, mostly garment workers, held banners and walked from the Freedom Park near the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-05/01/c_132352087.htm

Footwear Sector To Have ‘Running Room’

Cambodia’s footwear industry has experienced significant growth over the past five years, with the number of factories doubling, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce. Meanwhile, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has announced it will monitor and report on footwear factories. As of November, 45 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013031361901/Business/footwear-sector-to-have-running-room.html

Demand for wage increases rejected

Cambodia, with over 400 garment and footwear factories, has become an Asian clothes manufacturing center, and hugely profitable for the factory owners They have rejected a demand by the Cambodian Confederation of Unions to double the minimum monthly wage of factory workers from $61. The ...

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Demand+wage+increases+rejected/8044435/story.html#ixzz2MYys4mpC

Holiday blues hit factories

Tens of thousands of garment workers will enjoy an early start to the Pchum Ben holiday today as they trek back to their homeland. Their excitement, however, is not shared by their bosses, who will be left to rue a week-long halt in production. Enterprise and establishment ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159238/National-news/holiday-blues-hit-factories.html

Cambodia gains 53 factories this year

The Cambodian government has approved 53 new garment and footwear factories, worth an estimated US$338 million, during the first half of this year, compared with 38 last year valued at $180 million, despite the increase in the number of strikes affecting the industry. Officials and industry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081758134/Business/cambodia-gains-53-factories-this-year.html

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