Cambodia, UNDP jointly launch SDG Investor Map to accelerate sustainable development
The Cambodian government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday jointly launched the Cambodia SDG Investor Map, a market intelligence tool that identifies viable investment opportunity areas aligned with the Cambodia Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...
Khmer Times Staff
Agri ministry sounds alarm over mosaic disease
The agriculture ministry has expressed concern about the alarming spread of mosaic disease in cassava farms across Cambodia, which they say could worsen and cause an overall decrease in yields of the cash crop. ...
High hopes as RCEP enters into force Jan 1
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will enter into force on January 1, and local economists and businessmen expect huge benefits from one of the world’s largest free trade agreements. ...
Cambodian UN mission: Kingdom gets 'recognition' for human rights, Covid jab drive
The Cambodian Permanent Mission to the UN Office in Geneva said a total of 22 foreign delegations spoke in favour of the Kingdom’s efforts, progress and achievements in promoting and protecting human rights, while nine others voiced critical comments on civic and political space in ...
2030 innovation roadmap to make headway on key economic visions
The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has launched the five-pillared Cambodia Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap for 2030, in a bid to create an ecosystem of knowledge management, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit, designed to be inclusive, sustainable and conducive to the relevant economic sectors and ...
Jabs could swell 2022 GDP by 6%: think-tank
Cambodia’s “well-strategised and rapidly-executed” Covid-19 vaccination programme are set to underpin economic growth that may top six per cent next year, eclipsing the preponderance of regional and global peers, according to a new report from consulting firm Mekong Strategic Partners Co Ltd (MSP). ...
GDP numbers rendered uncertain by floods
Flooding has created uncertainty over the Kingdom’s economic outlook this year, with various figures bandied about and thousands of households and paddies affected. ...
Government insists GDP contraction for 2020 will not be more than -1.9 percent
The Royal Government will stand by its forecast that the economy will not contract by more than -1.9 percent this year. In addition, it has forecasted that positive growth will return in 2021 with an estimated 3.5 percent. ...
Agriculture share of Kingdom’s GDP on track to hit 32 per cent
The agricultural industry is on track to account for 32 per cent of Cambodia’s gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of the year as more of the Kingdom’s workforce moves into the sector, Royal Academy of Cambodia economics researcher Ky Sereyvath has said. ...
AMRO lowers further Cambodia’s economic growth
According to the news released from Singapore, Cambodia’s economic growth this year has been forecasted to drop from previous prediction (April) of 2.7 percent this year, and 6.8 percent next year to -1.8 percent this year and 6.5 next year. ...
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Cambodia’s economy stagnant in first half
The National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) said the Kingdom’s economic growth stagnated in the first half of the year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and forecast that the country’s GDP would contract 1.9 percent this year. ...
Khmer Times Staff
IMF sees Cambodia registering a combined GDP growth of one percent this year and to expand to 8.5 percent in 2021
The International Monetary Fund (IMF)said that the outlook for some Asia Pacific countries were much brighter, including Cambodia which is forecasted to have a nominal combined GDP projected growth of 1.0 percent this year before surging 8.5 percent next year. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Economy to face new challenges
Cambodia’s economic growth remained strong last year though the Kingdom must now address major systemic challenges to build on its ascension into lower-middle income status in order to maintain healthy levels of development, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in its annual report yesterday. ...
Matthieu de Gaudemar
About 871,000 Cambodians travel abroad in 2013, up 10 pct
The number of Cambodia’s outbound travelers increased by 10 percent year-on-year to 871,000 last year, a report of the Ministry of Tourism showed Tuesday. Ang Kim Eang, president of Cambodia Association of Travel Agents, which represents about 220 tour and travel companies, said most of Cambodian ...
Xinhuanet News Staff
Cambodia tests 'super rice' to fortify its children
For breakfast, it’s rice. For lunch, it’s rice again, and for dinner – rice. Sometimes, Cambodian Un Koy says, her mother will prepare some beans or carrots, and on very special days even fish or pork. Across Asia, rice is the most widely consumed staple. That’s ...
Cambodia predicts 7.6 percent GDP growth in 2013
Cambodia’s economy would grow by 7.6 percent this year, driven by garment exports, agriculture, tourism and construction, according to a preliminary prediction by the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Wednesday. The ministry said that the GDP volume would be around 15.19 billion U.S. dollars and ...
Timing of stats questioned
For the first time in recent memory, the Ministry of Economy and Finance has released growth projections for the first half of the year, and the numbers are good. The ministry’s preliminary data claims that from January through June, economic growth stood at 7.6 per ...
Cambodia very lucrative for investors
Economic diversification is attracting substantial sums of FDI from China and beyond. Rich in history and culture and blessed with wonderful natural and human resources that are driving its impressive economic growth and attracting record sums of foreign direct investment (FDI), the Kingdom of Cambodia offers ...
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, ...
Cambodia, next powerhouse for Asean investors
The success Qatar’s Ooredoo had with being issued a mobile phone licence in Myanmar is an encouraging development for Middle East investors who are looking into the possibility of entering a venture or opening a business in Southeast Asia. Let’s take a look at Cambodia. ...