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Satellite system will save fuel and routes

Phnom Penh International Airport’s navigation system will be upgraded today with the installment of a new satellite-based system that aims to improve efficiency and reduce fuel usage, an aviation official said. Chhun Sivorn, director of the Air Navigation Standards and Safety Department of the State Secretariat ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/satellite-system-will-save-fuel-and-routes

Mass Ford recall makes local dent

Some 24 Ford Explorer sport utility vehicles in Cambodia are being recalled to fix a potential fuel leak that could cause a fire, company representatives said. The move comes amid a much larger recall of 465,000 units manufactured by the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker, raising doubts over ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060666096/Business/mass-ford-recall-makes-local-dent.html

ADB Says Hydropower Growth Won’t Match Need for Oil, Coal

Cambodia’s reliance on imported fossil fuels to meet its energy needs is set to increase in the coming years, despite the raft of hydropower projects planned by the government, according to new data from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Using baseline figures from the Institute ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/adb-says-hydropower-growth-wont-match-need-for-oil-coal-28794/

‘Power cuts just a transitional problem’

Recurring power cuts and power shortages draw sharp complaints from Cambodia’s public, the political opposition and business owners. Keo Ratanak,  director-general of Electricite du Cambodge (EDC), talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust. What is EDC doing to reduce electricity cuts here? The issue of power shortage is ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013051065532/Business/power-cuts-just-a-transitional-problem.html

Thai-Cambodian trade along Surin looks set to prosper further

The commerce affairs office in northeastern Surin has reported robust trade along the Thai-Cambodian border despite unresolved Phra Viharn [Preah Vihear] temple dispute. Mr. Sitthiporn Bangkeaw from the Office of Commerce Affairs Surin revealed that even though the International Court of Justice (ICJ)’s public hearings in ...

http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5604220010001

Cambodia's inflation lower than 3 pct this year: PM

Cambodia’s inflation rate is expected to be less than 3 percent in 2012 thanks to stable food prices, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Friday. “This year, the inflation will be less than 3 percent, it is low and good if compared to 5.5 percent rate last ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-11/30/c_132010698.htm

Trade with Thailand increases

Trade between Cambodia and Thailand increased by about 40 per cent to US$3 billion in the first nine months of this year in comparison with the same period last year, according to figures provided by the Royal Embassy of Thailand in Cambodia. According to Nat Vimonchandra, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012110559559/Business/trade-with-thailand-increases.html

Offshore refueling on the horizon

Danish marine fuel company Go4 Bunker Denmark yesterday launched the first company in Cambodia to supply ship fuel to  vessels traveling through Cambodia’s waters, according to officials. The launch ceremony for the newly established Go4 Bunker Cambodia Co Ltd yesterday was presided over by Danish Princess ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159246/Business/offshore-refueling-on-horizon-in-cambodia.html

PTT offers $960 mln to buy out Sakari to increase coal assets

Thailand’s top energy company, has offered to buy out Singapore-listed Sakari Resources Ltd for $960 million as the oil and gas firm expands into coal to meet rising regional demand for the fuel On Aug. 13, Sakari announced a joint venture with the Royal Group of ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/27/sakari-ptt-idUSL3E8JR02420120827

Energy mix

At the turnoff of Sihanoukville outside Phnom Penhmetal shop owner Kuch Sareun watches the sparks fly as his emplyees join pieces of steel. This year, he installed a diesel-run generator at his business since the frequent electricity outages were hurting his bottom line. Electricity is ...

Fired up

After a day sewing, treating fabrics and ironing, workers steam out of the Maurea Garment Factory in a suburb of Phnom Penh. Unilke some other factories, this one doesn’t have to deal with work slowdowns due to electricity outages of high monthly energy bills since ...

Pricey petrol punishes poor

Petrol prices have jumped by 150 riel (US$0.03) a litre, much to the dismay of Cambodia’s poor, as NGOs appealed to the government to take action. Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions (CCU), issued a letter dated August 16 appealing to Prime Minister Hun ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082058157/Business/pricey-petrol-punishes-poor.html

Rice Farmers Struggle Despite Production Growth

High production costs and a lack of government assistance is keeping rice farmers near the poverty line despite unprecedented growth in the sector, according to a new study released by local microfinance institution Intean Poalroath Rongroeurng (IPR). The independent study, conducted by two Cambodian researchers ...

Government eyes fuel taxes

The government plans to review fuel import taxes in the wake of soaring prices at the pump over the past few weeks, an official said yesterday. Cheam Yeap, Cambodian People’s Party lawmaker and chairman of the finance and banking commission, said the government will look into ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012041055530/National-news/government-eyes-fuel-taxes.html

Kingdom inflation rises on oil prices

Inflation in Cambodia rose 5.8 per cent year-on-year in January, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics. Rising fuel costs had spurred the inflation, which was felt largely in the price of food, officials said. Data showed food and non-alcoholic beverage prices in January increased ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012022754728/Business/kingdom-inflation-rises-on-oil-prices.html

Prices steady in October

Consumer prices in the Kingdom rose about five per cent year-on-year in October, according to the National Institute of Statistics, though they held steady from September. Declining food and fuel prices, along with an appreciating US dollar, were listed as the main reasons for the stabilisation ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011113053042/Business/prices-steady-in-october.html

Food, fuel prices jump again

Heightened global food and fuel prices continued to inflate Cambodia’s market in September, and experts said flood damages would elevate costs further toward the end of the year. Year-on-year inflation hit 6.7 per cent in last month, up 1 per cent from August, according to data ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102552319/Business/food-fuel-prices-jump-again.html

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