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Cambodia host to Malaysia's ICT conference, expo

Cambodia was host to a two-day information and communication technology conference and expo held by the The National ICT Association of Malaysia on Friday. By 2012, 19.1 million SIM cards for mobile phones have been sold while on the internet side, around 2.7 million people ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MjM2ZjVmYzQxMzV

Cambodia’s Small Businesses Serve as Backbone of Sustainable Economy

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in late March that the nation was on target to move from the status of a low-income to a lower-middle-income nation by the end of 2013, ranking it the 15th country that obtained high economic growth in the world in the ...

http://asiafoundation.org/in-asia/2013/05/15/cambodias-small-businesses-serve-as-backbone-of-sustainable-economy/

Cambodia's economy grows by 7.3% in 2012: PM

Cambodia achieved a GDP growth rate of 7.3 percent last year, Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday, forecasting that the growth would be higher than 7 percent this year. Addressing a conference on 2013 Cambodia Outlook, he said the growth last year came from strong growth ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-02/20/c_132180432.htm

Regus Opens in Cambodia, Expands Footprint to 99 Countries

Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces is offering a helping hand to local and international businesses in Cambodia, with the launch of its first business centre there. The flexible workspace at the center enables companies of all sizes to expand their presence in ...

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Regus+Opens+Cambodia+Expands+Footprint+Countries/7550616/story.html

PM pledges pay boost

The government on Friday pledged a 20 per cent increase to the base salary of civil servants year-on-year in a move one government official insisted was based on economics, not politics. The announcement was made in a statement released over the weekend outlining government spending for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959455/National-news/government-pledges-pay-boost.html

ASEAN affected by slowdown

The IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) forecasts that uncertainty surrounding growth in advanced economies will slightly affect the growth of some ASEAN nations, particularly low-income countries such as Cambodia. A senior IMF official told reporters on the sidelines of the fund’s annual meeting yesterday that some ASEAN economies relying heavily ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101059213/Business/asean-economies-affected-by-slowdown.html

Signs point to more diverse investment projects in Cambodia

The effects of the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009 on the Cambodian economy showed how perilous having a narrow economic base can be. Since the Kingdom’s economy is dependent on a few “pillars”-garments, construction, tourism and agriculture-downturns in any of those sectors can ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Inflation low in 2012: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that Cambodia will have a very low inflationary rate to 3.5 per cent this year, which is 0.1 per cent below the goverment’s new revision but 0.5 per cent higher than the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Cambodia’s government in August also revised inflation ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859161/Business/inflation-low-in-2012-imf.html

Economy Strong but IMF Warns of Risks

Strong exports, increasing numbers of tourists and a recovering real estate sector are driving strong economic growth this year, but the gross domestic product outlook could still be offset by an unstable global economy, weak demand from the West and an overheating banking sector, the International ...

Development Bank Revises Growth Outlook

A day after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) notched up its forecast for Cambodia’s economy this year, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday revised its own estimation down slightly, to 6.4 percent. The ADB’s estimation was edged down just 0.1 percent from its last forecast made ...

IMF revises GDP projection for Cambodia upward to 7%

The International Monetary Fund has revised Cambodia’s economic growth projection to between 6.5 and 7 per cent, up from 6.2 per cent in April, saying the country could manage a sound macro-economy because of the growth in four main sectors: manufacturing, tourism, agriculture and construction. According to Ek ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100359056/Business/imf-revises-gdp-projection-for-cambodia-upward-to-7.html

Cambodia Import-Export The First Half Year Analysis

Although the Cambodian government has projected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of around 7 percent this year, a bit higher than come other international financial organizations like the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it does not mean that the country’s projection could not ...

http://www.cambizreview.com/

Looking back at riel history

For the past decade, Cambodia’s economy has steadily grown with GDP growth surpassing 5% on a compounded annual basis for the past twelve years. Nearly 58% of the populace is engaged in agriculture, while the service sector employs 26% and industry accounts for the remaining ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012071057308/Business/history-of-the-riel.html

Cambodia: Economic Performance and Reform Update

The Cambodian economy has continued its high growth path as real GDP expanded by 6.9 percent in 2011 and is expected to grow by 6.6 percent in 2012, report from world bank said this week. Cambodia has been one of the fastest growing countries in the world over the past ten years, ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Bank Forecasts Drop in GDP Growth to 6.5%

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday revised its prediction for economic growth in Cambodia down to 6.5 percent as it warned that weakening demand from markets in the US and Europe could affect exports leaving the country. The ADB’s biannual outlook report for 2012 also said ...

Cambodia expects 7 pct GDP growth in 2012: Finance Minister

Cambodia’s Finance Minister Keat Chhon said Monday that the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected at 7% this year. Cambodia’s forecast was based on the increases in garments exports, tourist arrivals, and agriculture as well as a gradually recovered real estate sector, the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-03/12/c_131462003.htm

IMF cuts 2011 growth outlook to below 6%

Damage to Cambodia’s rice crop from widespread flooding earlier this year will likely cause economic growth to fall below 6 percent, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which yesterday offered the lowest gross domestic product (GDP) prediction so far In a statement, the IMF chose ...

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