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Phnom Penh Port Shifts Focus to Cruise Boats

With a new Chinese-built container port on the Mekong River in Kandal province now operational, the existing port in Phnom Penh is undergoing renovations to shift its focus to the growing number of cruise ships docking in the capital, an official said yesterday. Eang Veng ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Government Asks for Asian Development Bank's Help on Railway

The government yesterday asked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue to help Cambodia’s troubled railway rehabilitation project, which is in desperate need of more funding in order to complete the network’s northern line. Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong met with the ADB’s recently appointed country ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Industry Handicraft Fair to feature Cambodian-made goods

Organisers expect the Industry Handicraft Fair 2013, with the theme “Excellence of Cambodia Goods and Services”, to attract about 200,000 people. The fair, to be held at the Koh Pich Exhibition Center over three days at the end of March, will have 460 booths exhibiting 100 per ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012460961/Business/industry-handicraft-fair-to-feature-cambodian-made-goods.html

Siem Reap Market Fire Kills 8

Eight people, four of them children, were killed when fire ripped through Siem Reap City’s popular night market in the early hours of Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said. The fire, which stared at about 2 a.m., left the market completely gutted and damage estimated at ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/siem-reap-market-fire-kills-8-6531/

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

Cambodia’s largest port reports US$14-M revenues, + 14% in 1st 5 months of Y 2012

Cambodia’s largest Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) Saturday reported that it earned the total revenues of about US$14-M in the 1st 5 months of this year, + 14 rise from US$12.3-M at the same period last year. Goods exported through the port are mostly garment products and ...

http://www.livetradingnews.com/cambodias-largest-port-reports-us14-m-revenues-14-in-1st-5-months-of-y-2012-79160.htm#.UA5t32BREXw

Cambodian goods to be certified

The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME) will begin promoting the Institute of Standards of Cambodia (ISC) certifications by the end of 2012 in an effort to educate people about certified goods, according to ministry officials. The program is in order to boost consumer confidence ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012070657245/Business/cambodian-goods-to-be-certified.html

Tourism Revenues Rise; Firms Urged to Buy Locally

Revenues from the tourism sector increased 7 percent to $1.91 billion in 2011, though more could be made if hotels sourced more goods from local producers instead of importing from abroad, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said yesterday. Speaking at a conference in Phnom Penh, Mr. Khon ...

Revenue from Post office and Telecommunication

Income from post office activity increased to 3.77 million US dollars in 2011 from 2.164 million in 2010 and that money is small in size but it showed that Cambodian people still need the post ways for sending their goods and other materials. At the same time, revenue from mobile phone companies and desk ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Trade, Tourism To Get Boost Along Phnom Penh-Bangkok Route

Cambodia and Thailand are poised for a boost in trade and tourism following a new agreement taking effect today that simplifies procedures at a key border crossing between the two nations. “The ability to move people, goods, and vehicles across borders efficiently and responsibly is at the heart of regional economic integration,” said Craig Steffensen, ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Direct Bangkok-Phnom Penh Bus Route Officially Opens Commences

Starting today, 22 Cambodian buses and a truck will be allowed to transport passengers and goods directly between Phnom Penh and Bangkok, an official said yesterday. “We will officially open the Poipet International Checkpoint [to buses and trucks] on the Thai border,” said Suon Vanhong, deputy ...

Buses to Run Direct to and from Bangkok

Starting next month, 80 Cambodian and Thai buses and trucks will be allowed to transport goods and passengers directly between Bangkok and Phnom Penh for the first time, an official said yesterday. Suon Vanhong, deputy director of transport at the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, ...

Cambodian Start-up Competes With India in Natural Hair Market

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — For an Internet start-up, Arjuni faces more challenges than usual. The e-commerce site that sells hair extensions operates out of a five-story building here that lacks elevators and, sometimes, power. Employees typically have to travel to remote villages by motorbike or foot ...

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/in-cambodia-a-start-up-uses-the-internet-to-sell-hair/

Port Traffic Up Eleven Percent in First Quarter

The volume of goods passing through Phnom Penh Autonomous Port increased by 11 percent in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period last year, according to statistics released by the port yesterday. Between January and March, 17,386 containers passed through the ...

Draft Law Aims to Combat Price Dumping

The government is finalizing a draft law that will aim to prevent importers from price dumping and protect local producers by allowing authorities to raise tariffs on goods, according to a copy of the draft law. In the past, local producers have been negatively affected by ...

Vietnam trade passes $2bn

Trade between Cambodia and Vietnam surpassed a US$2 billion trade target for 2011 in just the first nine months of the year, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Phnom Penh. Trade between the two countries hit the higher-than-projected $2.07 billion in September, up from about ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102852398/Business/vietnam-trade-passes-2bn.html

Food, fuel prices jump again

Heightened global food and fuel prices continued to inflate Cambodia’s market in September, and experts said flood damages would elevate costs further toward the end of the year. Year-on-year inflation hit 6.7 per cent in last month, up 1 per cent from August, according to data ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102552319/Business/food-fuel-prices-jump-again.html

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