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Government to fight oil price hike with tax cuts

Starting July 1, Cambodians will pay as much as 160 riel ($0.4) less for litre of gasoline, following tax cuts mandated by Prime Minister Hun Sen as well as price reductions implemented by local gas stations. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50504326/government-to-fight-oil-price-hike-with-tax-cuts/

Gasoline retail prices creep up in country

Retail prices for gasoline have gradually increased by approximately 5 percent since December last year, raising concern from motorists. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5078692/gasoline-retail-prices-creep-country/

Cambodia's oil import down by 2 pct in 5 months

Cambodia imported 727,500 tons of petroleum in the first five months of the year, a 2 percent drop from 744,700 tons a year earlier, the figures of the Ministry of Commerce showed Saturday. A liter of premium gasoline goes for 1.38 U.S. dollars in Phnom ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-07/22/c_132563149.htm

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/

Blackouts leading to reduced production

Frequent power outages in Phnom Penh, a result of a shortage of supply and overuse by consumers, is harming the competitiveness of Cambodian products, industry insiders said yesterday. In addition to the challenges of expensive electricity prices, an ongoing issue for production costs, unreliable supply during ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030761800/Business/blackouts-leading-to-reduced-production.html

About 100 Protest Electricity Prices in Mondolkiri

About 100 residents of Mondolkiri province’s Sen Monorom City protested outside the provincial hall on Monday, demanding that local authorities reduce the price of electricity in the city, officials said yesterday. Choeng Sochantha, director of the provincial administration office, said the protestors demanded that the price ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

January's Salt harvest Destroyed by Rains

Heavy rainfall over the weekend has destroyed all the salt that was due to be harvested this month in Kep and Kampot provinces, farmers said yesterday. “The salt that we planned to harvest this week was completely destroyed because of heavy rain,” said Um Chon, chief ...

http://cambodiadaily.com/

Cambodia's inflation increases by 1.6 pct in November

Cambodia’s inflation rate had increased by 1.6 percent in November 2012 if compared with November 2011 due to moderate increases in food and petroleum prices, according to the latest statistics of the National Institute of Statistics (NIS) on Tuesday. The statistics said the total consumer price ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/01/c_132075617.htm

CPI: cost of living falls slightly

The Kingdom’s consumer price index declined by 0.1 per cent in October for the first time in 2012 due to a decline in food and gasoline prices and a stable US dollar exchange rate, according to official data released by the National Institute of Statistics ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112359895/Business/cpi-cost-of-living-falls-slightly.html

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

Cambodia's consumer prices decline

Consumer prices decreased month-on-month in May for the first time since statistics were available, Cambodia’s National Institute of Statistics (NIS) data showed. The 1.1 per cent drop, driven largely by lower food and gasoline prices, would be a relief to businesses and shoppers after a period ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012062556991/Business/consumer-prices-decline.html

Officials say Cambodia's price rises manageable

Cambodia’s inflation rose by 5.49 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of the year, due to increases in food and fuel prices, according to the monthly data from the National Institute of Statistics compiled by the Post. However, economists and government officials said they were ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012060556580/Business/officials-say-price-rises-manageable.html

City’s Transportation Workers Protest High Gasoline Prices

About 100 tuk-tuk drivers, motorcycle taxi drivers, vendors and other informal transportation workers protested against the high price of gasoline yesterday at the National Assembly, claiming the high petrol prices are cutting into their small profits. Vorn Pao, president of the Independent Democracy of Informal Economy ...

Trucks Banned on Phnom Penh Streets for Duration of Summit

Phnom Penh City Hall has banned all trucks transporting goods and gasoline from traveling on the city’s roads in daytime hours to ease traffic during the Asean Summit, according to a notice placed on the municipality’s website Saturday. The Ministry of Education has also told 12 ...

Police Confiscate Trucks Smuggling Thai Gasoline

Police in Siem Reap province said yesterday that they confiscated two trucks in Varin district Friday morning carrying 24,228 liters of gasoline believed to have been smuggled from Thailand. Soeun Sem, chief of the Siem Reap economic police, said that officers apprehended the two ...

Gas prices at all-time high

Gasoline prices in Cambodia hit an all-time high on Friday, stoking fears of limited fuel reserves and increasing production costs at some of the Kingdom’s businesses. Premium gasoline sold for $1.40 per litre last week, surpassing the $1.38-per-litre price during the global economic slump at the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

GDP growth drives petrol imports 67% year-on-year

The Kingdom’s strong economic growth so far this year has driven petroleum imports 67 per cent higher year-on-year through October, according to Ministry of Commerce data. Total imports reached 1.2 million tonnes, or US$1.14 billion worth, in the first 10 months of the year, compared to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011120153073/Business/gdp-growth-drives-petrol-imports-67-year-on-year.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

July's inflation driven by high food prices

Fueled by a rise in food prices, inflation reached 7.1 percent in July compared to the same month last year, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics According to the data, the price of meat increased by 16.4 percent in July compared to ...

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