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Asian garment industry to undergo further segmentation

The Asian garment manufacturing industry will undergo further segmentation in the next three to four years as competition becomes more intense, experts said. China, Thailand and Vietnam will mainly produce high-end clothing, while Bangladesh, Laos, Burma and Cambodia will mainly produce low-end clothing. Lu Qijian, ...

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-07/15/content_16778408.htm

5,000 Protest for Benefits in Kompong Speu

About 5,000 garment workers from a factory in Kompong Speu province, which manufactures clothing for U.S sports giant Nike, yesterday blocked National Road 4 demanding additional allowances, such as transport and maternity bonuses, a union representative said. The protest at Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment MFG Corp., in ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Made in Cambodia: Foreign Industry Calls on Cambodia as the Next “Low-Cost” Alternative in All Things Manufacturing

About a decade ago, global manufacturing firms staged a mass exodus to Asia in search of low-cost alternatives to increasing domestic wage demands and operational costs. The consensus was the continued development of a regional supply chain that had formed in countries like Vietnam and Indonesia, ...

http://www.cambizreview.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

China's Aid to Cambodia Helps Cement Ties

When Asia-Pacific leaders gather this weekend in Southeast Asia—a bright spot in a sputtering global economy—their Cambodian hosts may extend a warm welcome to U.S. President Barack Obama, but they will view officials from Beijing as old friends. Mr. Obama’s visit to Cambodia—this year’s host for ...

Chun Han Wong
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324595904578120582308358540.html

More Than 100 Workers Faint At Nike Factory

More than 100 female workers fainted yesterday in Kompong Speu province at a Taiwanese-owned garment factory manufacturing clothes for the US sports brand Nike, an official from the Ministry of Labor said. Pok Vanthath, deputy director of vocational safety inside the ministry’s health department, said he ...

IMF says Cambodian economy to grow 6.5 per cent, but warns of risks

Cambodia’s economy is expected to grow 6.5 per cent in 2012, up from 5.75 per cent last year, the International Monetary Fund said in its annual review, adding that government policies to boost the investment climate were paying off. However, in its assessment, which was released ...

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/business/news/article_1693231.php/IMF-says-Cambodian-economy-to-grow-6-5-per-cent-but-warns-of-risks

Kingdom's 2011 GDP hits 6.9%

Cambodia’s gross domestic product grew 6.9 per cent year-on-year in 2011, and is set to increase to 6.5 per cent this year, according to preliminary projections from the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Agriculture, which was hit hard by floods last year, climbed 3.3 per cent, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012012754182/Business/kingdoms-2011-gdp-hits-69.html

Prison chiefs eagerly await labor programs law

Prison directors across the country said yesterday they were eager to launch for-profit manufacturing programs following the expected passage of a controversial prison law that legalizes such schemes. Human rights groups, however, called on the government to strike the provision, saying that it would violate ...

Weak spots seen in Kingdom trade

While the World Trade Organisation yesterday lauded Cambodia’s economic achievements since joining in 2004, officials pointed to the lack of much-needed financing for the Kingdom’s burgeoning trade sector. Cambodia lacks the capacity to finance the manufacturing and agriculture exports that would allow the country’s industries to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011110852601/Business/weak-spots-seen-in-kingdom-trade.html

Education overhaul needed to grow economy

Cambodia’s education sector needs a complete overhaul in order to reduce unemployment and successfully diversify the economy beyond garment manufacturing, according to a World Bank report released today. The report’s release came after investors and economists said at a trade and investment conference in Phnom Penh ...

Economic Census Sheds Light on Businesses

The Ministry of Planning yesterday released the preliminary results of the 2011 economic census, which found that Cambodia has a total of 503,008 businesses nationwide, of which nearly 20 percent are based in Phnom Penh. The census, which began on March 1 and was financed ...

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