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Kandal Workers Protest Fired Union Organizers

More than 400 workers of the Next Apparel (Cambodia) factory in Kandal province protested for a third time Saturday and destroyed property while demanding the reinstatement of two workers fired for attempting to establish a union, the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU) ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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

Slowdown in garment exports from Cambodia

The slump in global markets has depressed demand for Cambodian products, leading to reduced growth forecasts by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 2012 and 2013. “Falling global demand, especially in Europe and the US, means that the industry sector will grow at a slower pace ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=116497

Garment industry stokes Cambodia’s political growth

Under dazzling white strip-lights, a production line of young Cambodians stitch, iron and fold their way to the day’s target of 820 two-piece children’s pajamas. These garments are destined for the shelves of Los Angeles, shop price $9.97. The workers, mostly women, start at 7:30 ...

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/Garment-industry-stokes-Cambodias-political-growth-171990021.html

International expo in Cambodia to boost garment sector

The four-day second Cambodia International Machinery Industrial Fair (CIMIF 2012) has begun in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Leading global brands of industrial equipment for textiles, garment and accessories are among the more than 200 exhibitors from 20 countries displaying their products. The exhibition provides a ...

http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/apparel-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=114673

Second international machinery fair opens this weekend

The second Cambodia International Machinery Industry Fair 2012 (CIMIF 2012) will kick off this weekend from at the Diamond Island Convention Center in an effort to promote the industry development and foreign investment in Cambodia. It will run for four days from tomorrow to August ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081658021/Business/international-machinery-fair-to-draw-investors.html

No Cause for Concern - Experts not worried about decrease in fixed-asset investment

At first glance, the numbers indicate Cambodia’s investment climate has grown a little colder. Conditions appear to be worse than they were a year ago due to a big drop in total fixed assets for approved investment projects. However, economists say the Cambodia outlook is actually ...

http:///www.etmcambodia.com

Cambodia's garment export reaches 2.1 bln USD in H1, up 9 pct

Cambodia had exported garment and textile products in equivalent to 2.1 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of 2012, up 9 percent from 1.93 billion U.S. dollars in the same period last year, a report from the Commerce Ministry showed on Monday. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-07/23/c_131732434.htm

Unions reject bonus bargain

Union leaders yesterday rejected a proposal from Cambodian garment makers to provide US$9 a month for a worker’s housing and transport fees, demanding an additional $1. The benefits were announced last week after unions said they would lead a large-scale protest ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070657244/Business/unions-reject-bonus-bargain.html

Garment Exports Grow 15% in First Quarter

Garment and footwear exports from Cambodia increased 15.29 percent to $1.29 billion in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2011, according to figures released yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce. While exports to the European Union rose 46.76 percent to $376.14 million in ...

Cambodian, Chinese firms sign co-op MOUs

PHNOM PENH – Cambodian and Chinese firms on Friday signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MOUs) on business cooperation in the fields of agriculture, mineral resources, food, garment, and electronic products. ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-05/19/content_15337371.htm

Maersk sees a slowing EU

The Cambodia representative for the world’s largest shipping company said exports from Cambodia to Europe grew by more than 60 per cent during 2011, but have since weakened. “Rice exports grew a lot during 2011 and a lot of it went to Poland and France,” ...

Stuart Alan Becker, P. 9
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012050856019/Business/maersk-sees-a-slowing-eu.html

Garment, shoe exports set to surpass $4bn

Buoyed by strong demand from the economies of Europe and North America, the total amount of garment, shoe and textile exports that left Cambodia last year was on target to surpass the $4 billion mark, dwarfing 2010’s total of $2.88 billion, the Garment Manufacturers Association ...

Inflation Will go Down Later this Year, Economy Minister Said

The Consumer Price Index increased by a total of 7.1 percent in June 2011 compared to the same period last year at the same time. Ministry of Economy and Finance expects that inflation would go down to 6.5 percent at the end of this year ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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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